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Re: The latest version of the phonology of Br'ga

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 21:43
On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 18:06:18 -0400, Shreyas Sampat <ssampat@...>

> Paul Bennett wrote: > >> 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 reader? > > Hm. > > Well, I'd expect that one would be more frequent than the other, and > it'll never occur at morpheme boundaries due to your metathesis rule
Quite right. |grs| is still plausible, though. I suspect that's a rare enough case that I can live with it.
> (cool one)
Thanks. I'm thinking about making the sandhi rules more complex, but doing so always leads to a need to enlarge the orthography, and potentially the phoneme set. I think I like the simplicity of the frontwards rule, though I might throw in some exceptions to the by-the-book notion of frontedness, for instance calling apical sounds more "fronted" than laminal sounds in all cases. Paul