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On Tue, 15 Oct 2002 23:54:15 -0500 Nik Taylor <[log in to unmask]>
writes:
> Robert B Wilson wrote:
> >
> > in kinsi rorotan:
> > /a/ [a]
> > /e/ [E]
> > /i/ [e]
> > /y/ [i]
> > /u/ [1]
> > /o/ [@]
> >
> > this information could make a difference...
>
> Ah.  It would be better to use /a/ /E/ /e/ /i/ /1/ and [log in to unmask]
> Phonemic
> transcription should be based on one of the allophones, preferably
> the
> most common.

yeah, but i'd rather type 'o' (one key) than '@' (two keys) and this is
my conlang, so i can do that :P
this also reflects the (con)historical development of the language.

> Then [C] before {i}, {y}, and {u} (/e/ /i/ /1/) is plausible.
>
> The lack of back vowels is extremely unusual.

the developments of the vowels leading up to kinsi rorotan are
[a] > [a]
[e] > [E]
[i] > [e]
[y] > [i]
[A] > [@]
[o] > [@]
[u] > [1]

Robert Wilson (Elentirno Pereldar) (mailto:[log in to unmask])
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I yessess Eru ontan Menel ar Cemen.
I yessess a Quetta ar Quetta n as Eru ar Eru n Quetta.
"Ananwa," eque erye, "i ilv n carm Eruva. Ily nati nar tanwi
Erullo."