Re: Phonology of Velian
|From:||Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 4, 2007, 16:44|
In the last episode, (On Wednesday 04 July 2007 17:49:25), Jörg Rhiemeier
> On Tue, 3 Jul 2007 23:23:14 +0100, Jeff Rollin wrote:
> > Hi list
> > I'm working on a language game for the list. Whilst you're waiting, you
> > might like to glance at the phonology of Velian:
> > In what follows I use CXS; bon appetit!
> > [list of consonants snup]
> Good grief, that are many - I count 75! And you don't even have a voicing
> distinction in them.
> ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf
Indeed, although getting rid of the nasalised ones in favour of clusters
simplifies it a bit: I count 57 including /Dh Dj Dw/; with the eight or so
vowels (to be described later), that makes for a phonology only slightly
larger than that of English according to the maximum count on Wikipedia:
Velian phonotactics, of course, are much different.
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