|From:||Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 26, 2003, 9:25|
Has anyone else created a conlang, or is anyone aware of a natlang, in
which certain phonemes or phonological features can occur only in
particular grammatical contexts? This happens quite a lot in Magzhelyagon,
which, as I've mentioned before, is intended to be an unpronounceable
polysynthetic monstrosity. An example is the evidentiality system - the
dubious evidentiality is denoted by all the stops in the word regarded as
representing doubtful information becoming prenasalised, or a prefix [nde]
if there are no suitable stops, and the certain evidentiality is indicated
by lateralisation of all fricatives in the word representing certain
information, or a prefix [Ke] if there are no suitable fricatives.
Prenasalised stops and lateral fricatives do not occur elsewhere.