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--- Tristan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Elliott Lash wrote:
> > Hinession was a language spoken in various
> conclaves
> > over a wide area. These conclaves were mostly
> isolated
> > from each other,
>
> I think the word you're looking for is 'enclave'
> (pronounced, at least
> in my dialect, like 'conclave' but without the
> initial c-).
>

Hm....you may be right :)

y!
>
> > (G = voiced velar fricative)
> > (R = french R)
> > (^ = upside down V in IPA)
>
> Most IPA transcriptions on this list use X-Sampa,
> which uses V for the
> upside-down V. Take a look at
> <http://www.i-foo.com/~kturtle/misc/xsamchart.gif>
> for more information.

I just didn't remember the Sampa for these sounds,
:)


> > 1) /naG/    /paht/   /gaRs/   /daR/
> > 2) /nA:G/    /pAht/   /gARs/  /dAR/
>
> Is there *really* a /h/ there? That sounds
> incredibly odd. Anyone know
> of any natlangs that've done that?

I'm pretty sure that some dialects of Scottish Gaelic
that do that. And I"m slightly sure Armenian has
this....

Elliott


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