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CONLANG Digest - 13 Aug 2000 to 14 Aug 2000 (#2000-220)

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 11:38
> From: Michael Potter <MaxForwrd2@...> > Subject: Re: R: Re: De-lurking > > >>where do you live? > > I live in a state of insanity. :) > Seriously, I make my home in the home of Coca-Cola, the Choo-Choo, and
> City, Chattanooga, TN. For all 16 of my years, and I still get lost!
Whoa hey, that's my city! I go to school in Collegedale.
> From: "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh@...> > Subject: how many conlangs do you know? > > I'm just curious... how many conlangs do people know here on average, > besides their own? > > I'm been looking over some conlangs and I find that it takes quite a while > to learn a conlang. Maybe I'm just slow... but I wonder how familiar > people are with conlangs that aren't their own.
Well, I've only ever really learned one _word_ off this list (language names excepted). That'd be 'kfö", which I think is Gearthnuns for 'and'. I suppose I could contribute something this morning, if I have time... Modern Hadwan ("Kshínshovai") is the contemporary stage of a language of the monsters of Europe[1]. Until I have the earlier stages done, I don't know much about it, but I do have the phonology planned. ModH consonant phonemes: labial dental alveolar post-alv pal velar glott stop b p (d) t g k fric v f D T z s Z S h affr dZ tS nas m n J N I'm not sure if (d) is phonemic yet. It probably would be, but it might be an allophone of D and dZ. ModH vowels: Hadwan has a "short-regular-long" vowel distinction, kind of like English does, but not exactly. <à> /A/ or /{/ - <a> /a/ - <ea> /Ea/ <è> /E/ - <e> /e/ - <ie> /je/ <ì> /I/ - <i> /i/ - <ai> /Ai/ <ò> /U/ (?) - <o> /o/ - <ou> /^U/ <ù> /U/ - <u> /u/ - <ou> /^U/ <y> /y/ - <oi> /oi/ I'm terrible at representing vowels, so I probably have half of them wrong (<ou> sounds like 'canadian raising' ou, <oi> as in 'boy', <ai> as in 'my', <ie> as in 'yet'..) Um... More later, time to go now. *Muke! (summoned to manual labor) [1] ...would be an excellent name for a rock band?