Re: A quick new project
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 7, 2002, 20:51|
At 10:04 pm +0100 6/3/02, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>En réponse à Kala Tunu <kalatunu@...>:
> and Christophe
>> tried even
>Oh yeah! I always forget this pathetic attempt :)) . It's my first conlang
>which wasn't a relex of Latin (and I was 15 at that time, so pardon me for I
>didn't know what I was doing :)) ). It had... suspense... 4 consonants and 4
>vowels! You can go as far as you want you'll never beat me!!!
Yes, eight phonemes. That's one less than Nicole's six consonants & three
But I seem to remember someone (Wasn't it Jacques Guy?) a few years back
with a conlang of just three consonants and three vowels; indeed, if my
memory serves me right, there were only three possible syllables: ka, zi,
mu. So I'm sure how one classifies the phonemic inventory; as the vowels
depend on the initial consonant and all syllables are open, I'd say that
was only three phonemes.
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]