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Re: Betreft: Re: Yes, another sketch for a new conlang! [very very long!]

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, January 17, 2000, 15:23
At 11:02 17/01/00 +0100, you wrote:
>I think it is difficult to describe vowels with PoA.
I know that well, that's why I asked :) . In a small presentation of Gua!spi I have, the vowels are put in PoA's, but I'm not sure they describe well the real PoA's of those vowels.
>I'd say: o is velar, e is dental/alveolar, I wouldn't know what the a
should be. With the nasal liquid, it would make thus /No/, /ne/ and you don't know what for a (maybe palatal? no, it would be /i/). The problem is that o is also rounded, thus labial (so /mo/ could also be...) unless I choose /o/ to be unrounded... Is the unrounded version of /o/ (what's the IPA for it? small gamma IIRC...) very rare among natlangs and conlangs? What do you think of taking /e/ rather advanced (thus /me/), /a/ more central (/na/) and /o/ more retracted (/No/)? Is this correct? would it be natural for a nasal whose PoA depends on the following vowel to be pronounced this way? Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage :