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Re: conlanging and journaling

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 8:59
On 12.2.2008 Rick Harrison wrote:
 > Amanda, please don't feel bad about having a personal lang
 > that you can actually use and pronounce. That's success,
 > not failure. Maybe it would help to fantasize about people
 > who've made exotic phonemic inventories -- imagine them
 > getting sore throats and aching tongues after trying to
 > speak their languages. Maybe in extreme cases they break
 > their tongue and have to live with their tongue in a cast
 > for several weeks. :)

Indeed. For all my 'naturalism' I avoid sounds I can't
pronounce myself. Sohlob got its /j/--/Z/--/r/ opposition
culled down to /j/--/r/ early on because I didn't feel
comfortable with what to me was a [z\]--[z`]--[r\`]
opposition. I still have trouble with balancing /Z/ between
/j/ and /r/ in English, mostly because my native /j/ is
inbetween English /j/ and /Z/.

/BP 8^)>
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
   "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient
   à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil
   ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*,
   c'est qu'elles meurent."           (Victor Hugo)