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Re: names in conlangs

From:Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>
Date:Friday, June 9, 2006, 2:12
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Elliott Lash wrote:

> The _i_ is a mark of palatalization on the following > consonant: > > Donnchadh mac Fearchair /donxa mak fjarxarj/ > Fearchar mac Domhnaill /fjarxar mak do~nalj/ > > (note that that's VERY approximate, don't quote me on > the pronunciation of the final <-dh> and the > pronunciation of the double <n> or <l>. Also, <j> is > meant to show palatalization and probably should be > written differently in sampa, maybe r_j, f_j, l_j.
Close enough, but the former might be better transcribed as /don@xA mAk f_j&rxAr_j/, and latter as /f_j&rxAr mAk do~:nAl_j/. There's also tendency for palatalisation to spill over, so in the former, 'mac' would end up being pronounced /mAc/. K. - -- Keith Gaughan | Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. -- Leonardo Da Vinci (attributed) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - iD8DBQFEiLzqaC1DzM+fZHMRAvXtAJ9SK5uAUcMf0u4dN5kuH3JZPcI33ACgmejy RrpvQzjvw9a00haUbz8RXYg= =BdB7 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----