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The latest version of the phonology of Br'ga

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Saturday, September 17, 2005, 19:26
WARNING! Here be Unicode!


The following vowels may be short or long:


i     M u
  e   7 o
   a A Q


i     ı u
  e   ə o
   ä a å

There is also a mid-central /@/ which may be short only, written with an
apostrophe |'|.

Long vowels are written doubled.



p b    t d                k g
   B\     r                       R\
      f s   s_m S  s`      x         h
                tS    cC
                      j         w
          l                  L\


p b    t d             k g
   br     dr                   gr
      f s    z sh rs    x         h
               ch    tj
                     y       w
        l                 ll

There is also a single nasal, which assimilates to the following consonant
(even through an intervening vowel), written |n| except when it
assimilates to a bilabial, labiodental or labiovelar, when it is written

Thus, the whole alphabet is, in the standard order:

A a
B b
Br br
Ch ch
D d
Dr dr
E e
Ǝ ə
F f
G g
H h
I ı
İ i
K k
L l
Ll ll
Lh lh
M m
N n
O o
P p
Rs rs
S s
Sh sh
T t
Tj tj
U u
W w
X x
Y y
Z z
Ä ä
Å å

Syllable Structure:



Where two consonants come together within a word (but not through word
boundaries), they metathise such that the POA of the cluster moves from
the back of the mouth towards the front, thus |brat| + |gətj| > |bragtətj|.


My one real area of concern is over the use of |rs| for /s`/. Do I allow
strings like |drs| to be ambiguous? Is that too much of a burden on the



Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Shreyas Sampat <ssampat@...>