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Carrajena Consonant Clusters . . . MMMMM

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Sunday, March 30, 2003, 10:13
Appologies to those who will recieve this twice, but I'm posting this to both Conlang and
Romanceconlange in hopes of getting enough useful responses to make a
discision. I've been going through all my old notes on sound changes for
Carrajena and webifying them (web page soon to be ready for viewing), but when
I came to the rules I had drawn up for dealing with M-clusters I found my rules
to be less than sensible. Here is what I had:

M'N > mr > mbr

M'T > nt > nd

M'D > nd

MB > mv

M'C > nc > ng

M'L > mbl > mbu

MPS > ns > nz

MPT > mp > mb

M'R > ndr

Now looking at this it seems rather chaotic. Here are some other facts about the
lang that make thees canges trouble me:

QU > p before aou (and  f before ie)

CT > p

In light of these changes I wonder if I shoudn't go with:

M'T > mp > mb

M'D > mb > mv?

M' C > mp > mb

MPS > mps

MPT > mp

M'R > mbr

However, I am at the same time considering changing M'N > mr > mbr to

M'N > nn > n-tilde

Does anyone know off hand how Romanian and Sardinian handle these clusters? This
thing for P's is one of the most Eastern features of C-a.



Shreyas Sampat <ssampat@...>