OT: Mismatched phonologies / accents
|From:||Peter Collier <petecollier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 24, 2008, 13:23|
Appologies to those of you who will get two copies of
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/
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!