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Re: R: Re: Phonological Relay Proposal

From:Robert Hailman <robert@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 12, 2000, 23:59
Mangiat wrote:
> > > Robert Hailman wrote: > > > > > > Back in late June, I had a brief conversation with Barry Garcia about > > > the idea of a Phonological Relay. > > > > > > The idea was to see how speakers of one language would percieve the > > > words of another (in fact, it stemmed directly from a conversation about > > > exactly that.) > > > > > > The basic premise is that the first person in the relay provides a > > > written example of their language of decent length. The Babel text could > > > be a good one, but others would work. They will also provide an IPA > > > version of said text, and send a copy of it to who ever is running the > > > relay (probably me) and the next person. That person has to figure out > > > how every single word would be adapted to their language's phonetic > > > inventory and it's syllable structure. They will do the same thing as > > > the person before them: write the passage the same way a speaker of > > > their conlang would do it and an IPA version, and send it to me and the > > > next person. > > > > > > Note that no translation would be done, each word would be adapted on > > > its own. The meaning of the words is not important, we're just > > > explaining the sounds. > > > > > > Also, Ajuk has a relatively simple phonology and syllable structure, so > > > it wouldn't be the best to start off with. > > > > > > What say you all about this idea? Don't send any requests to join yet, I > > > haven't made anything official yet. I'm just looking for opinions. > > > > > > -- > > > Robert > > > > I say: this is cool!! Do it! I'm so in. Only thing is, can't decide > > what to use, Ini or Nevokányi...tough decision too. > > Why not both of them? Well, I think I'm gonna play with you : ) > > Why not using a Natlang to start with? I'd really like to see what will > happen if the 1st step is in Georgian!
That's right, Nicole. Go ahead and join as many times as you want, once I put out the message. I'll make sure your not one after the other in the relay. Luca, that's a good idea. I had thought of starting with English, but the different dialects would be a problem, and there is no 'proper' or 'Standard' dialect with English. Georgian would be fun, but it would make for some long words, what with the consonant clusters and all. If anyone has any natlang or conlang texts to start with, send them to me. Send the English translation, the latinized form of the text, and the IPA transcription. Make sure you specify what scheme of ASCII-fication you are using, and separate the words, even if the speakers would run them together. Mark the longer pauses another way, and specify how your doing that. -- Robert