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Re: Today's all-purpose reply (inc. Tech syllable inversion)

From:R. Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 29, 1999, 8:51
> Van: FFlores <fflores@...> > Aan: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...> > Onderwerp: Re: Today's all-purpose reply (inc. Tech syllable inversion) > Datum: dinsdag 28 september 1999 16:31 > > Danny Wier <dawier@...> wrote: > > > > Now onto a distinctive feature of Tech inflection. Not only are vowels > > shifted betwixt one of three gradations (zero/'schwa' < short > long),
> > consonant mutations along the lines of Welsh and Irish, a CV sequence
in the
> > original root becmes VC -- that is, it reverses! > > Do you know of any natlang that does this (or similar stuff)? I think > I once had that in mind, but I thought it wasn't very naturalistic.
I had to think of a language I once heared of. It is an Autronesian languages (or Papuan, I don't know, I forgot the name either) that uses metathesis on consonants of words that belong together. It is the weirdest reversing I ever heared of. Does not sound naturalistic at all. Let me give some (invented!) examples: pat kac lam -> pak tam cam. Weird ain't it?