Re: Group Conlang (was: Re: a Conlang, created by
|From:||Mathias M. Lassailly <lassailly@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 12, 1998, 21:39|
Pablo Flores wrote:
> > ys- + bal- = yzbal- (voice harmony)
> > I'm not saying anyone will have difficulty pronouncing -sb-, just
> > that the voice distinction should not apply there... You can write
> > ysbal- if you want to. But you'll probably inadvertedly change s > z
> > before a voiced consonant.
Yes, that's true.
> I think that ys- > yz- before voiced consonants should be mandatory,
> otherwise, there's the chance that ys- + bal- might become yspal-, with
> forward assimilation (compare greek phleps < phleb-, vein + -s,
> nominative singular), which could create ambiguity if there's another
> root pal-.
Yes, that's also true :-)
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