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Re: Nasal oddities (again!)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, February 21, 2000, 9:09
At 21:20 18/02/00 -0300, you wrote:
>I'm trying to describe a language of a people consisting >of different breeds of what I'd call orcs and trolls (not >exactly after the Tolkien fashion, but to the only purpose >of illustrating their evilness and general foulness) and >I've found them rather uncooperative. There isn't a single >linguist among them so as to consult, they have a dread for >tape recorders, and my informants invariably attempt to kill >me when they get tired. Moreover, the language is rather harsh, >including ejectives and implosives all over, an excessive use >of the pharyngeal fricative, and a series of sounds I definitely >hear as implosive nasals... >
Wow! what a dangerous conculture! :) Being killed by its own invented people... That could make a rather strange story :) . Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage :