Re: Hiksilipsi Consonant Phonology
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 8, 2001, 4:43|
Jesse Bangs wrote:
>On Fri, 7 Sep 2001 01:44:24 -0400 Roger Mills <romilly@...> writes:
>> My version had only 2 vowels, high/low, central i.e. /@ a/, with
>> /p@/ [p@], /py@/ [pi], /pw@/ [pu]
>> /pa/ [pa], /pya/ [pe], /pwa/ [po]
>> One could get quite baroque if one were so inclined.......
>That is weird. How would you arrive at the consonant grade system to
>describe this, instead of just positing six vowels?
>That same thought hit me shortly after devising the system. I don't
remember enough of it now-- maybe symmetry, symmetry, or likely something to
do with the writing system. In any case, it went down the Memory Hole.
Actually a bit survives in my rudimentary Gwr material, where /Cyi/ > [Ci:]
or /Cwu/ > [Cu:], but that's to be expected I think.