Re: Dipping my toe in the water
|From:||Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 27, 2002, 23:31|
Re V: Tolkien was atrociously fond of v (especially intervocalically, but
that doesn't diminish its value as a "conlang caché" sound). One of his
early sub-quenya lines ran "kuluvi ya karnevalinar" which, apart from
sounding more Finnish than Finnish, has intervocalic -v- twice! And I think
a lot of conlangers, especially the tyros, tend to be a bit more derivative
(consciously or not) of the old master.
> D, S and T are all dentals which crop up fairly often, A is a fairly
> common vowel. But as to V, I've got no idea.