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 :) .
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