Adding Inuit phonemes to Old Norse
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 20:06|
I've been toying with a new lang, at http://wiki.frath.net/Finlaesk
For those unfamiliar with it, it's based on the idea that the Norse
colonization of North America
(i.e. Vinland) starting around 1000CE was successful, though slow.
I'm at the point where I'm moving beyond trying to come up with a
plausible ON-descended phonology
(and orthography) and starting to consider the influence of adstrate
Inuktitut, Beothuk, Mi'kmak, and whatever Skraeling turns out to be in
Mi'kmak is adequately close to Finlaesk for me to not be too concerned
with it at this point, and I
already coincidentally had a phonotactic system envisioned that was
close to Mi'kmak (and Old
Beothuk seems to be almost entirely unconfirmed in nature, and I may
indeed unify it with Skraeling.
Inuktitut, however, has some consonant phonemes that are well outside
the native Finlaesk range,
primarily /N/, /K/, /q/, /G\/, and /N\/, as well as potentially /O/, /
t`/, /d`/, /r`/, /J\/, and /G/
So, ye knowers of such things, what are your thoughts?
I have no ideas at all, other than possibly LATIN (SMALL) LETTER O
WITH OGONEK for /O/.