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Play it by ear. Definitely! I'm a strong believer in the "fit" of certain
sounds to certain concepts. Using computers to design languages is a
sacrilege! On the topic of sounds, I feel a second conleng coming on,
notably lacking the mellifluousness of Omeina. I'd especially like to
include labiodental sounds made with the bottom teeth contacting the top
lip. I doubt very much whether any natlangs have this - but is there someone
out there who does?
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean M. Burke" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 10:51 PM
Subject: making up words


> A question to all language constructors:  once you've settled on the
> phonology and phonotaxis of your language-in-progress, how do you go about
> making up the phonological forms of new words (as opposed to their
meaning)?
>
> Do you use a random number generator?
>
> Or just play it by ear?
>
> --
> Sean M. Burke    [log in to unmask]    http://www.spinn.net/~sburke/