chat; weird names,was Re; conlanging,the ultimate feminist subversion
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 6, 1999, 23:18|
On Fri, 6 Aug 1999 13:51:35 -0500 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
>John Cowan wrote:
>> ObConlang: Brithenig has prosthetic "y", pronounced /i/. Turkish,
>> which isn't Romance but has the same rules, uses "i" also
>Actually, wasn't the /e/ of other Romance Langs originally /i/? It's
>understanding that, for instance, schola --> iscola --> escola -->
>escuela (in Spanish). Aren't epinthetic vowels generally a high
>as in Japanese where it's normally /u/, or /o/ (/o/ with /t/, /d/,
>AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor
Well, i don't know if it's the same process, but in Hebrew, words that
end with /3/ (`ayin) or /H/ (hhet) acquire an /a/ stuck in before them:
yashein /jOSen/ vs. yagei'a` /jOGea3/
tishmor /tiSmor/ vs. tismo'ahh /tismoaH/
leholid /l@holiD/ vs. lehokhi'ahh /l@hoxiaH/
reid /reD/ vs. rei'a` /rea3/
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