A quick new project
|From:||Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 5, 2002, 19:57|
Yes, yes, I know. I jump around like a starving flea on tin. But this is
only a short diversion between working on Sturnan and Fampónd.
I reveal... Kuanaukuasi*. It's an experiment in size: how small a
phonology I can make without going insane or having tremendously long
words. I seem to have done rather well. I have ten consonants and five
vowels. For the consonants, I have s S n k w l r Z v g, with S and Z
spelled sh and j respectively. For the vowels, I have a A i o u, with A
being written as e. The syllabic style is (C) V (V).
As for the grammar, it's mainly isolating, though verbs inflect for
person and number (but not tense). This mailing list has given me many
ideas to consider, and many will likely make it into my grammar. I'll let
you know when I put it online (probably in a week or so).
*No, that's not a ripoff of anyone else's language. Since the phonology
was so streamlined, I assigned just about every syllable a meaning using
a random word generator. (They're wonderful for small phonologies.)
"Kuana u kuasi" means "language of [the] bay".