Ija/Iya/Laaa, was: Another phonological extreme
|From:||Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 20, 2000, 17:39|
My newborn 7-phoneme conlang got named. Now it's Ija (or Iya). _I ja_
is the Russian for 'me too'.
What I like best with this name is that the more accurate
transliteration of its original form is <Laaa>...
But no, I am not satisfied with this project. I found a few flaws in
it. All of them are about the same feature: some of the rules for
vowel contraction are applied left-to-right, and some right-to-left.
So alternative treatments of same sequences are possible.
For example, _aaau_ can be analyzed as a-aa-u = /aju/ or aa-au = /jo/.
Indeed, this problem can be solved by involving morpheme boundaries
and the like. And yet I decided to sketch a sister dialect without
But what is worse, while designing it I understood that I had failed
to realize all of the potential of syllabic resonants for minimizing
the phoneme inventories.
So now I'm working on a system with still fewer phonemes.
Watch the headers of postings :)