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Re: SV: Re: Replies to my Introduction

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Date:Monday, January 13, 2003, 20:07
Hi Sarah.

At 4:16 PM -0800 1/10/03, Sarah Marie Parker-Allen wrote:
>Oh!!! THAT, I've already done. I didn't know that the word for that was >"phonology"
While Micke is right, in that phonology deals with the inventory of sounds in a language, there's much more to it than that. Languages may also place restrictions on which sounds may cooccur in words, and sounds may influence the pronunciation of neighboring sounds in systematic ways. Statements which describe these relationships also belong to the phonology of a language. Dirk
> >> -----Original Message----- > >> Behalf Of Michael Fors > >> >> Hi Sarah! >> >> There is something that you've forgotten. That is the phonology >> of the languages. The first thing one should do before getting >> into grammatics and words, is to decide what sounds that should >> be in the language. If you create it entirely from scratch, you >> could do as I do. I take the IPA-chart and go from there. =) Not >> that I've made any language yet, but I'm getting there. If you >> want it to be based on another language, real or created, you >> could study sound changes and apply them. >> >> Just some friendly advice from a person. There are many many >> people here that know far more than I do about these things. >> >> > >--- >[This E-mail scanned for viruses by SURFSIDE INTERNET]
-- Dirk Elzinga "It is important not to let one's aesthetics interfere with the appreciation of fact." - Stephen Anderson