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Bantoid conlang - phonology

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Monday, February 23, 2004, 23:58
While subbing for a roudy class of 4th graders who
could use some anger management and some superglue to
keep them in their seats, I got to thinking about an
old abandoned conlang.

Ndizvozvo is a Bantu-inspired lang.  I need to pull
out my old notes on the language and see how what I
came up with today jibes with what I had before, but I
thought I'd just run the new version by ya'll for your



i   u
e   o


p    t    k
b    d    g
m    n    N
m_b  n_d  N_g

f  s_f  s  S
v  z_v  z  Z

t_K  d_K

w  y  h  ?

|tf|  t_s  t_S
|dv|  d_z  d_Z

I'm pretty sure I have misnotated s_f/z_v and I have
no idea how to properly note |tf|/|dv|.

Sf is a sound which occurs in Shona.  It is a sort of
simutaneous articulation of /f/ and a post-alveolar
sibilant articulated about halfway between my /s/ and
my /S/.

|tf| is a sort of affricate with the stop portion
being a lamino-labial stop and the fricative protion
being /T/.

The other two are the voiced counterparts of said.

Ideas on how to represent these sounds in IPA and
X-Sampa or whatever we're using now?


Indjindrud edjuebu ul Ozias ad ul Jotam. Indjindrud edjuebu ul Jotam ad ul Acaz.
Indjindrud edjuebu ul Acaz ad ul Ezecias. Indjindrud edjuebu ul Ezecias ad ul
Manases. Indjindrud edjuebu ul Manases ad ul Amos. Indjindrud edjuebu ul Amos
ad ul Josias.

Machu 1:9-10


Adam Walker <carrajena@...>Bantoid conlang - morphology
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