Re: Orthography help, please.
|From:||bob thornton <arcanesock@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 25, 2004, 4:56|
Tamas Racsko <tracsko@...> wrote:
"On 20 Sep 2004 bob thornton wrote:
> The way I work on a language is phonemes first, orthography second,
> tactics last of the sound/sound representation section of the language.
> So, no, I do not have the phonotactics yet. I just started on it this
If I were you :)) I would fix the basics of phonotactics before
development of orthography because spelling possibilities are
limited by the allowed sound clusters. If you would choose e.g.
|tr| for /t`/ you would have later problems with the notation of
sound cluster /tr\/ (if you will admit it in the phonotactics)."
Sorry for the delay in reply: Have been updating and revising both the phonology and
the phonotactics of the so far nameless lang. The revised phonology is...
Plosives (NOTE: Similar sounds are grouped together to save space. I am not indicating allophones)
/t/ /t_h/ /t`/
/d/ /d_h/ /d`/
/k/ /k_h/ /k_?\/
/g/ /g_h/ /g_?\/
/p/ /p_h/ /p_?\/
/b/ /b_h/ /b_?\/
/m/ /m_h/ /m_?\/
/n/ /n_h/ /n`/
/N/ /N_h/ /N_?\/
/s/ /s_h/ /s`/
/z/ /z_h/ /z`/
/r\/ /r\_h/ /r\`/
/i/ /I/ /e/ /E/ /&/ /6/ /@/ /u/ /o/ /V/ /O/
Four vowels can be long: /i/ /e/ /o/ /u/
PHONOTACTICS: (as much as I have)
Available word forms: CV, CVC, CVCV, CVCVC,
Retroflex liquids and vowels cannot start a word. Aspirated consonants and lateral
fricatives cannot be word final.
Stress falls on the ultimate syllable on verbs, and the penultimate on nouns. The
schwa only occurs in unstressed position.
Verbs can only be CVCV, CVCVC
I'm planning on developing roots from proto-indo-european... can this be done with
the available phonemes and phonotactics?
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