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Mia <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>ea-luna is just about 4 years old now. It's a pretty large
>language (particularly by my standards). It continues to grow and
>change, mostly becoming more complex. Is this any time to go
>changing the phonology?


That's your decission, but I may note that I added a phoneme
to Draseléq not very long ago (it had already a 1000+ word
lexicon, IIRC). I also rebuilt the ancient roots a couple
of times when the lang was supposedly settled already. And
I changed the main demonstratives (used in a gazillion places).
It's all a matter of how much tedious search-and-replace you're
willing to do. And some things you'll lose (a line that sounded
just perfect, a verse that doesn't rhyme anymore, etc.) Tones
don't seem that big a deal on that respect, if you make some
allowances beforehand, but if it's not predictable you're
gonna have a lot of work marking it in each and every word.

My advice is not to start YANC, but keep a copy of everything
you have on ea-luna in its original state, until you're sure
you won't need to restore it.


--Pablo Flores
  http://www.geocities.com/pablo-david/index.html
  ... I cannot combine any characters that the divine Library
  has not foreseen, which in some of its secret tongues do not
  bear some terrible meaning. No-one can articulate a syllable
  not filled of caresses and fears; which is not, in some one
  of those languages, the powerful name of a god...
                   Jorge Luis Borges, _The Library of Babel_