Re: Website: Old Sanhr
|From:||Peter Ara Guekguezian <pag-conlanglist@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 30, 2006, 4:35|
Thanks for everyone who took the time to look at Old Sanhr. ¡Thanks
especially for everyone who bothered to give their input!
Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> pag-conlanglist@SOAPBOXINDUSTRIES.COM skrev:
>> Hello one and all!
>> The conlang that I've been working on considerably as of late is on der
>> interweb at <a
> I especially like the rather bold letter assignments.Why thanks. I'm not a huge fan of digraphs myself. I *do* like
diacritics, but they can be a hassle...
> You could even get rid of those digraphs with the following
> /B/ b
> /J/ ñ
> /j/ j
> /j\/ h
> /L/ y
> /l_d/ d
> /R\/ v
> /r_j/ x
> /L\/ lFor some reason, I'm not too crazy about the monographs for the trills
(I guess only <r> can suggest a trill segment to me). But, <b> for /B/
is good, especially as it frees up <v>, which can symbolize a lot more
things. <ñ> can complicate things (it suggests both /J/ & /N\/); plus,
if I add it, then <ç> and <ð> and the rest come knocking. I know I can't
complain overly about using ASCII codes, since I use <ê ô> as well as
acutes on any other vowel.
> Or if you wan't to be just a tad more user-friendly
> (or you dislike _ñ_! :-), the above but:
> /B/ v
> /J/ ny/yn
> /L/ ly/yl
> /r_j/ ry/yr
> /R\/ x
> NB in this assignment _y_ would be used only to mark
> palatalization. In my own conlang Sohlob [sQ'KQb_0]
> I use _tj, dj, sj_ as ASCII-friendly alternatives to
> _c, j, ç_ (I guess you can guess for what kind of
> sounds! :-), while somewhat out of line I use _ny_
> for /J/, because _nj_ would else be too ambiguous
> between the ASCII and Latin-1 systems -- and I kept
> reading _ñ_ as [N] due to Tolkien's usage!
> Admittedly I am not wild about digraphs at all, except _j/y_
> to mark palatalization, _w/v_ to mark labialization or
> velarization and _h_ to mark aspiration or voicelessness.
> In particular I dislike the random +h to mark just about any
> modificayion -- and I'm well aware that is not what you are
> doing; I guess I just connect hr/rh and hl/lh too strong
> with [r_0] and [K]. You become that way when you are an
> Islando- and Sindaphile!Your "complaints" register well. Let me try this schema for the consonants:
/J/ <j> (I like this; I'm not getting rid of it :) )
(I admit, that's a stretch; I could just change /B/ from <v> to <b> and
use <v> as the uvular diacritic for /Y\/ & /R\/. But hey, ¿why not
>> I'm quite slow at uploading from brain to paper to binary,
> Who isn't -- well I guess some aren't, but I'm definitely
> *very* slow with the paper to binary phase, perhaps due to
> problems with deciphering the results of the brain to paper
> phase, but more due to the fact that formatting tends to
> take a lot more time than content in binarization...
>> Thanks ahead of time for all criticism and witticism. It's definitely
>> to be a part of a community, rather than a pariah conlanging out in a
>> cabin in the mountains.
> Trust me, being a pariah conlanger in a villa by the sea
> wasn't that great either: "What's he doing?" -- "He's making
> letters again!" I wasn't totally isolated, but I was twelve
> and took no interst whatsoever in sports...
> Luckily polyglottism as such was considered normal in my
> family, so linguistic interests _per se_ weren't frown'd at.
I'm kinda lucky to have some "normal" interests, e.g., sports, music,
video games. But, I've always presented myself as a bit eccentric...