Re: OT: Mismatched phonologies / accents
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 25, 2008, 19:49|
Quoting Peter Collier <petecollier@...>:
> Appologies to those of you who will get two copies of
> this message.
> I have the following initial phoneme inventory for
> / p t k /
> / p\ B T D x G /
> / s z /
> / m n /
> / w l j /
> / r /
> I need to try and hammer a Gallo-Romance based
> language into that shape, and there are a few Romance
> phonemes I'm struggling to fit.
> If a speaker only has the above phonemes readily
> available, do you think the following approximate
> pronunciations are likely?
> /S/ > /T/
> /Z/ > /D/
> /ts/ > /s/
> /dz/ > /z/
> /tS/ > /x/
> /dZ/ > /G/
The last pair seems odd to me. In addition, the logic of the other changes
surely suggest /tS/ > /T/ and /dZ/ > /D/?
> Or do you think any of the sounds might be distinctive
> enough to the speakers's ears, and easy enough to
> accurately 'mimic', that a couple of new phonemes
> might be added to the inventory (e.g. /S/, /Z/)?
> Any thoughts/alternative suggestions greatly received!
Depending on the receiving language's phonotactics, the affricates might,
perhaps only medially, be perceived as clusters. English does this to medial
/ts)/, eg. in "pizza".