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Hello,

I've been thinking about it and finally I've
introduced the
following changes to the phonology:

- Vowel <y> /@/ disappears as a phoneme
- The palatal nasal consonant is introduced instead
- All syllables will now conform to a strict CV
phonetic pattern
- "Final" consonants will be appended a non-phonemic
(short) schwa

The phoneme chart now looks as this:

CONSONANTS (voiceless/voiced;lateral,rhotic;*mildly
aspirated)

------------------------------------------------------------
(21)   |   Labial   |    Dental    |  Palatal  |
Guttural      |
       | Blb. | Lbd.| Dnt. | Alv.  |Post.| Pal.| Lbv.
| Vel. | Glt. |
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Plos.  | P*/B .     | T*/D .       |     .     |
. K*/G .      |
.......|............|..............|...........|....................|
Affr.  |      .     |      .       | C/X .     |
.      .      |
.......|............|..............|...........|....................|
Fric.  |      . F/V |      .  S/Z  |     .     |
.      .  H/  |
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Nasal  |   /M .     |   /N .       |     .  /Y |
.   /Q .      |
.......|............|..............|...........|....................|
Liquid |      .     |      . /L,/R |     .     |
.      .      |
.......|............|..............|...........|....................|
Approx.|      .     |      .       |     .  /J |  /W
.      .      |
---------------------------------------------------------------------

VOWELS (all voiced; * rounded)
       -------------------------------
(5)    |  Front  | Central |  Back   |
-------------------------------------|
Close  |  I      .         .      U* |
.....................................|
Middle |      E  .         .  O*     |
.....................................|
Open   |         .    A    .         |
--------------------------------------

(Blb. bilabial; Lbd. labiodental; Dnt. dental; Alv.
alveolar;
Post. postalveolar; Pal. palatal; Lbv. labiovelar;
Vel. velar;
Glt. glottal; Plos. plosive [stop]; Affr. affricate;
Fric.
fricative; Approx. approximant [semivowel])

As you can see, the language uses now only the
following
131 spoken syllables (a number around the one used by
Hawaiian and far less from that of Japanese), all of
them
belonging strictly to the CV kind:

?i  p_hi  bi  fi  vi  mi  t_hi  di  si  zi  ni
li  ri  tSi  dZi  i  ji  k_hi  gi  hi  Ni  wi
?E  p_hE  bE  fE  vE  mE  t_hE  dE  sE  zE  nE
lE  rE  tSE  dZE  E  jE  k_hE  gE  hE  NE  wE
?a  p_ha  ba  fa  va  ma  t_ha  da  sa  za  na
la  ra  tSa  dZa  a  ja  k_ha  ga  ha  Na  wa
?O  p_hO  bO  fO  vO  mO  t_hO  dO  sO  zO  nO
lO  rO  tSO  dZO  O  jO  k_hO  gO  hO  NO  wO
?u  p_hu  bu  fu  vu  mu  t_hu  du  su  zu  nu
lu  ru  tSu  dZu  u  ju  k_hu  gu  hu  Nu  wu
p_h@  b@  f@  v@  m@  t_h@  d@  s@  z@  n@  l@
r@  tS@  dZ@  @  j@  k_h@  g@  h@  N@  w@

The short schwa sound may be dropped in running
speech,
but only as long as it doesn't cause the remaining
consonant to be altered by the following one.


Some sample sentences:

- Go i da bal je du yam me na kok.

['g: | ?i da 'b:l@_( | jE du ':m@_( mE na
,k_h:k_h@_(]

{me}{is}{being at}{speech}{when at the state
of}{inflicting}
{eating}{upon}{a}{gallinaceous fowl}

"I spoke while eating a cock."


- Ka e qor be ta hin?

{is it that}{there is}{disturbance}{by}{that
one}{equine animal}

['k: ?E 'N:r@_( | bE t_ha ,h:n@_(]

"Does that horse disturb?"


Note that each translation given is just one of
several
possibilities, because some details are left
unspecified
in the original sentences. I chose maybe the most
probable
English equivalents.

The details about suprasegmental features (note that I
used
":" for half-long, "_(" for very short, and "," for
secondary
stress), are my suggestion for achieving what I find
as a
"melodious" spoken result.

Comments, doubts, suggestions, complaints? :-)

Cheers,
Javier

P.D. I sincerely hope the discussion not to become
a flame war this time. :-)

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