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CONLANG  July 2002, Week 2

CONLANG July 2002, Week 2

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Re: Consonant Clusters

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Christopher Bates <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 8 Jul 2002 22:58:43 +0100

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Christophe Grandsire wrote:

>En réponse à Christopher Bates <[log in to unmask]>:
>
>
>
>>Thanks all. :) You've all been very helpful... I'm starting to find
>>languages with a very CVCV... etc structure a bit boring. The next
>>attempt I make will have lots of consonant clusters... enough to give
>>nightmares to most people hopefully lol. Thanks again,
>>
>>
>>
>
>Hehe, I'm slowly doing that too :)) . Until now the worst initial clusters I
>have in Maggel are [mb] (in |imyohf| ['mbu:]: cows), [bK\] (in |bltafj|
>['bK\Ev]: weird - yes, it *is* the voiced lateral fricative :)) -), [zn] (in
>|snah| ['znaI]: two), [kn] (in |ignuil| ['knur]: ten), [fT] (in |f ihbaodhoir|
>['fTa:x]: among+complement) and [fp] (in |f ibaodhoir| ['fpa:x]: among -
>without complement -). I'm planning worse :))) ([Gd] would be nice I think. And
>of course I have to think of nice triconsonantal clusters - somehow [vgb] comes
>to mind ;)) -, and even maybe tetraconsonantal ;)))) ).
>
>Well, evil consonantal clusters in Maggel are nearly redundant: even if I had a
>CV syllable structure, the phonology is evil by itself :))) (imagine a language
>which distinguishes [w] from [M\]!!! - I mean the labiovelar approximant from
>the velar one :)))) -. And imagine that most consonants in Maggel come with an
>unpalatalised and a palatalised form :)))) . Although somehow the palatalised
>form of [h] is [C] and the one of [s] is [sC] ;))))) ).
>
>Christophe.
>
>http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr
>
>Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.
>
>
>
Sounds awful lol. My phonology is very kind actually... or the one of
the language I've been starting recently.. I haven't settled down on a
favourite project yet. It has sounds I expect most languages in the
world have.... here it goes:
          bilab    alveo    velar
stop    p    b    t    d    c    g
nasal         m         n
fric      f           s         h
trill                   r
lat approx        l

And w (the labio-velar one), although I never know where to put it on
the diagrams. God knows how likely all that is... I guess I should also
include the voiced fricatives but they only occur in certain positions
and aren't distinguished properly if you see what I mean... like the f
in fal is f but the f in bfal is really voiced because its preceded by a
voiced consonant. You could never have bfal with the f unvoiced so it is
not used as a contrast.

See you,

Chris.

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