New Language - provisional nature
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 12, 1999, 1:53|
This new language I'm working on is a highly vocalic language.
p t k
v z g (/G/)
w r j
wh rh jh
I'm not entirely sure if I'll keep the r's or the voiceless approximates
At an earlier stage, voiced stops became fricatives, merging earlier /b/
and /v/, and /d/ and /z/, while /g/ became /G/, hence the lack of a
voicing distinction in stops, and the lack of /x/ to compare to /G/.
I'm thinking also of adding voiceless nasals.
i y u
y represents /-u/, that is, a high rounded central vowel.
There are also diphthongs
aj, aw, ej, ow
I may add vowel length, and/or nasalization
Syllable structure is (C)V
Grammar is very vague right now, but I'll probably inflect verbs for
evidentiality and aspect, and nouns for case and number, probably
singular-dual-plural (possibly trial), and nouns will probably be on an
active system (absolutive-nominative)
I'm experimenting with the inflections, my VERY tentative inflections
Inalienable Possession: Lhoa- (e.g., "his arm, his mother, his friend")
Alienable Possession: A- (e.g., "his car, his slave, his horse")
"If all Printers were determin'd not to print any thing till they were
sure it would offend no body, there would be very little printed" -
ICQ #: 18656696
AIM screen-name: NikTailor