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Re: OT: Mismatched phonologies / accents

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Thursday, January 24, 2008, 16:06

On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 13:23:50 +0000, Peter Collier wrote:

> Appologies to those of you who will get two copies of > this message. > > I have the following initial phoneme inventory for > consonants: > > / p t k / > / p\ B T D x G / > / s z / > / m n / > / w l j / > / r /
A nice inventory.
> 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/
I think that makes sense. /tS/ went to /T/ in Spanish, so I don't see why /S/ and /Z/ could not become /T/ and /D/, respectively.
> /ts/ > /s/ > /dz/ > /z/
No problem.
> /tS/ > /x/ > /dZ/ > /G/
Why not? In Spanish, /dZ/ became /x/, so I see no problem with this.
> 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!
I think it makes sense the way it is. (I assume that /b d g f/ go to /B D G p\/ respectively, which is just fine.) ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf


Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Peter Collier <petecollier@...>