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Re: New Pseudo-Dravidian Conlang

From:Rob Haden <magwich78@...>
Date:Thursday, July 7, 2005, 14:09
Okay, so I've thought of a few other features I might add to the language
(still nameless, I know, but I'll think of one soon):

1. Retroflex harmony - this one is definitely a feature.  Basically if
there's a consonant cluster created by the addition of one or more
morphemes, all the members of the cluster will be retroflex if one of them
is.  For example, the verbal passive ending is regularly -ur. and the past-
tense ending -ta, but the combination of the two yields -ur.t.a.  Here
the /t/ of the past-tense becomes /t`/.

2. Dental fricative - I'm thinking about changing the possible dental
affricate to a dental fricative.  This would make nice words like
_tan.iTTa_ /'tan`iTTa/.

3. Possessive suffixes - something that doesn't exist (to my knowledge) in
Dravidian languages, but that I'd like to do anyway.  They'd have to be
pretty transparent, like they've come about recently.

What do y'all think?

- Rob