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Re: Conlang Evolution Experiment Weekly Review 5

From:Ben Poplawski <thebassplayer@...>
Date:Saturday, August 14, 2004, 4:33
I'm working on making a descendant to Kimwa Lilyeho:

Just one question: lenition is rampant throughout the daughter, so homonyms
are rampant. The words /va/ "this" and /ha/ "it" both merge to /a:/. The
solution is to add /xje/ "thing" to a word. Question: which one shall take
it? "This-thing" would work about as well as "it-thing" (/a:Se/ either way).

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?



Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>