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Irish Gaelic is evil!

From:Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
Date:Friday, February 18, 2005, 15:08

Since we're going to deal with Ireland the rest of this
semester IIUC, I had a look at Wikipedia for information
about the Irish orthography (or should I rather write
áeghtdhúaekreímfbhiagh?) and phonology. Yikes! They must be
crazy. Now I understand the concept behind Christophe's
Maggel and why it is thought to be a parody of (Old?)
Irish. Wikipedia writes something about velar offglides and
palatalization, but how is that realised? And how can I see
if a consonant is palatalized or velarized? The chart for
the orthography always gives e.g. c = [k], [k_j], [k_G]
without further explanation. It seems the Irish orthography
is rather ideographic than logical. Sorry to say so.

IIRC, palatalized means that you pronounce a sound with the
tounge aiming for [j], but not touching the palate
actually. But velarized offglide? Is pronouncing a [G] very
shortly after another sound?

ObConlang: I'm currently working on a translation of the
Weekly Vocabs #3 and 4 as well as the Babel text. I think
both will be ready until next week, my Maths, German and
English teachers (the latter ones being my two advanced
courses, "Leistungskurse") got mad regarding the amount of
homework. As for the story about the northwind and the sun,
I've translated this a while ago and I am certain I posted
about it. The URL is


Edatamanon le matahanarà benenoea ena 15-A7-58-11-2-2-26 ena
Curan Tertanyan.


Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>