|From:||Edward Heil <edwardheil@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 13, 1999, 20:46|
(To Patrick Dunn)
Pat, I have some suggestions for Trollish that are radical enough that th=
probably be too much of a pain in the ass to implement -- it's a matter o=
reworking the phonological system from the ground up. But I present them=
You had a post-velar point of articulation that you got into trouble by
calling "glottal" and putting voiced and voiceless stops and fricatives t=
You ended up changing that to "eructative," which works OK, but I sugges=
just making them "uvular" or "pharyngeal" or some combination thereof and=
saving the "eructatives" for something else...
Make "eructative/pulmonic" a vowel distinction. Give every vowel (or som=
them) and eructative counterpart. This could be simulated by humans by u=
creaky voice (sounds vaguely like a burp!), and you could use the creaky =
symbol as a diacritic (a tilde underneath the vowel -- in the various
IPA/ASCII representations this shows up as ~ ;~ or _k). Or you could ma=
your own diacritic that works for you, since TrQal doesn't quite use stan=
IPA/ASCII representations anyway.
Oh, and maybe you could throw in a little-used phoneme, the "gnash," whic=
produced by striking or grinding the fangs together? Perhaps it shows up=
certain threatening interjections....
Just some ideas. :)
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