Re: new lang idea . . .
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 27, 2002, 12:12|
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:
> > bn wrote:
> > >i'm not sure whether to use X\ or h\ at the moment
> > What is [X\]? Based on [x] and [x\], it "ought" to be simultaneous
> > postalveolar and uvular voiceless fricative, but I guess that's a bit
> > much
> > to hope for if the lang's supposed to be "classical".
>It's actually a voiceless pharyngeal fricative :))) .
How boring! Speaking of [x\] and similars, are there any languages beside
certain misguided variants of Swedish that actually use [x\] or other
"double" fricatives? X-SAMPA appears not to have symbols for any others.
> > What about words with no closed syllable? Among the words in your
> > original
> > post (which I've industriously deleted), we find things like _desebi_,
> > which
> > appears to have no closed syllable at all, still less a non-final one.
>Well, just looking at the shape of the word, and remembering that [e] and
>are allophones, with [e] under stress and in the first post-stress syllable
>[i] otherwise, |desebi| *ought* to be stressed on the first syllable. Now I
>be wrong, I'm doing that from memory...
Well, that agrees with what he said about vowel qualities, but he must've
left something out about stress, unless that "s" is a stealth geminate.
(Maggelish idea: an orthography where geminated consonants are indicated by
variant spellings of adjacent vowels. Is there any such beast out there?)
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