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
> 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
> from /lilje/ "men" wouldn't be probable -- it would just erode into
> 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(:)/ ?)