Random +AHw-mormon+AHw- :-)
|From:||Joseph Fatula <fatula3@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 27, 2003, 23:37|
From: "Michael H." <narivek@...>
Subject: Re: Random |mormon| :-)
> Even though I am a Mormon, it's funny, but "Mormon" wouldn't at all be
> possible in my fledgling (it's one year old on the 30th) language
> Varidanen. There is one big problem: In Varidanen, there is no "m". (I'm
> sure that's very, very unlikely - along with the fact that there's
> no "p", "b", "f", or "g"!)
The pattern here is that /m/, /p/, /b/, and /f/ are all labial consonants.
Languages without labial consonants are pretty rare indeed, though they do
exist. Iroquois and some of the ones around Vancouver don't have them, if I
> I transcribe my own name into my language
> as "Naikhl", the "hl" representing syllabic "l" in this case.
You might as well just write |l| for syllabic "l". Consider |Naikhl|.
> "Mormon" would come out, most likely, as "Nornon" in Varidanen. Thus, "The
> Book of Mormon" would be "Aulenva Nornonin" (lit. "The Book from Mormon").
> I have a question, also: How many conlangers, like me, were inspired by
> Tolkien's Quenya or Sindarin to create their own languages?
Sally did a survey with this question just recently. At least I think it
was Sally. From what I saw, not that many people were inspired by Tolkien.
> ~Michael H.
> Also, how many Mormon conlangers are there? Does anyone know?