Re: vowels: are they necessary?
|From:||Daniel Asserbo <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 11, 2004, 17:53|
On 11.12.2004, at 01:40, Stephen Mulraney wrote:
> Carlos Alberto Martinez wrote:
>> I thought I've read somewhere, that czech for "cross" is "krst", this
>> as a vowelless word methinks.
> The _r_ is the vowel (like in the second syllable of English _better_,
> although the
> Czech _r_ is trilled IIRC) (yes, syllabic and trilled.. :).
A Czech example sentence with only vocalic _r_:
"Strc prst skrs krk" which means (IIRC): "Stick your finger into your
They also have vocalic _l_: "vlk" ("wolf").
Cognates from Czech usually have more vowels, e.g. the German name
"Wildschek" which indeed comes from "vlcek" which is a diminutive of