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Re: Conlang Evolution Experiment Weekly Review 5

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Saturday, August 14, 2004, 4:54
On Sat, 14 Aug 2004 00:33:57 -0400, Ben Poplawski
<thebassplayer@...> wrote:

> I need to solve the problem of "men", too. /lje/ "man" turns to /i:e/, > /limwa/ "to another" turns to /i:mma/ (for example), but a hiatus of > /i:i:e/ > from /lilje/ "men" wouldn't be probable -- it would just erode into > /i:e/, > too. So, how to form the plural there?
I don't know the language in question, but /i:je/ springs virtually unbidden to mind. Maybe a global rule that intervocalic /i(:)/ -> /j/ ? (Could you do the same thing with /u(:)/ ?) Paul