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Re: Time to play Identify Those Phones, and a bit of a pharyngeal question

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, March 3, 2000, 18:44
On Fri, 3 Mar 2000 13:17:49 +0100 Sven Sommerfeld
<sven.sommerfeld@...> writes:
> No high vowels before a pharayngeal > Some people say that pharyngeal sounds require [-high] or even > [+low] sounds > before or after them, just because they are [+low] themselves. Would > be kind > of an assimilation process here.
> -Sven Sommerfeld
. Wow, this explains something in Rokbeigalmki! You can take a word for a natural occurance, and turn it into an unusual, dangerous, generally-concieved-as-as-wide, huge version of it. The way you do this is by making the word a palindrome, and inserting /H/ with the final vowel between it. gal = wave galahhalag = tsunami (in Stiigiyus's time the palindromic forms have been shortened in regular speech to a single binding vowel "galalag". In writing they are still written with a tilde-lengthened vowel, and read accordingly "galãlag" /gala::lag/. However, warning signs and the shout that goes along with them when you see a tsunami and want everyone to run away are still the original full "galahhalag" form.) there's also: ur = fire (like a torch or bonfire...larger than a flame and generally used for something) uroohhooru = wildfire The /u/ has been lowered slightly to /U/, which i did automatically when creating the form, without thinking about it. This also has the different forms "uroohooru" / "urõõru" / "urooru". -Stephen (Steg) "Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom."