>>> Christophe Grandsire <[log in to unmask]> 01/12 12:39  >>>
        Okay, now that I've answered all the mail I had to answer to, I have now
time to show you a sketch for the last conlang I'm working on, which will
obtain a name certainly later this week, after you gave me some feed-back
from what I'm going to write. So here is a sketch for the conlang I'm
currently working on:


>CL= -> C_vL= L= voices the preceding consonnant, except if it is ' or h.

How about saying that the h is voiceless and gets voiced according to
the rule? Or breathy or something. I note a difference between the
Dutch and English way to pronounce /h/. English sounds 'voicelesser'
to me. Maybe you could introduce it to your lang.

NOTE: All those changes are very complex, as when a new syllable is
phonetically created when a word barrier disappears, this new syllable
endures also all the possible changes that were already explained. It means
simply that in this language, actual segments are generally very dependent
on the environment, and that word frontiers don't limit the influence of
segments over others. Also, it means that the writing does not represent in
an easy way the actual pronunciation, as for example something like "ta
'ilce " is pronounced [t_Sl=k]. Tell me what you think of that.
Personnally, I like this feature, as it looks a little like the way people
hear a language they don't know: they cannot seperate the sounds which seem
mangled together as a single string.

I like it too.
I think there will be a lot of homonyms. E.g.: "ta'ilce "
{BTW, where does the [i] come from?} -> [tSI=k]
but "telce"-> [tSI=k],  "telca"-> [tSI=k].
Could be difficult for the speakers?


Class 1: beings with strong will: individual humans, souls, high spirits
(derivation: personnification of words of other classes, sometimes an added
meaning of nobility).

I like this class system, even though you think it is too straightforward.