R: Re: Phonological Relay Proposal
|Date:||Tuesday, September 12, 2000, 7:16|
> 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!