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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 >> allophones >> e.g. >> /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.