Re: Goa'uld? and 2 other questions.
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 20, 2000, 4:33|
>In a message dated 5/18/00 6:32:51 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
> 2) Do any natlangs feature "stuttered" consonants in their phoneme
> inventory, i.e. a consonant duplicated very quickly, but with a full
> (silent) release rather than being geminated/ambisyllabic? I'mconsidering
> using a few such sounds to a new lang, but I'm doubtful about how
> naturalistic they sound.>
Perhaps close to what you have in mind: In fast speech, Indonesian can
delete an unstressed schwa in prefixes, so "tetangga" 'neighbor' could >
t'tanga, "kekurangan" 'lack' could > k'kurangan. Probably works best with
voiceless stops. The rule definitely works, even in normal speech, in the
case of _s + stop_ and _stop + r/l_-- some such words, if loans with
original clusters, have alternate written forms--- "setor" ~ "stor" 'to
deposit (in a bank)'; but native words like "beranak" 'have children' would
always be so written, even if pronounced _b'ranak_.
Sounds like a neat idea, and could lead to interesting sound changes.