Re: Splitting Syllables
|Date:||Thursday, August 2, 2001, 16:45|
> This has been rattling around in my head for a bit.
> In Eviendadhail, syllables are very important. The alphabet, such as it
> is, is almost a syllabary. Meter is based on syllables. However,
> Proto-Eviendadhail (which doesn't exist as more than a collection of
> roots) does not specify syllables in roots. Thus, I have AR, the root
> for 'red', beget "Äir" ( = fire) and "Är" ( = blood). The first is two
> syllables and the second, one. However, this seems weird to me. Of
> especial confusion is the two words "Nel" ( = child) and "Ênlê" ( =
> small). Both come from the PE root, NL, "small". However, the two <l>s
> are actually different phonemes, one being an initial sound and the
> other a final. Does anyone know of any natlangs in which roots get
> split between syllables? Also, I know my root system isn't very
> scientific. Does anyone have any better ideas?
Reminds me of Tolkien's Proto-Quendian... or Semitic.