Steven Williams <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >--- bob thornton schrieb: >> tl (t`-d`) >May I assume that this is an affricate with [t] and >[K]? Sort of like the Welsh /ll/, but combined with >[t]? I, for one, love that sound; I've used it many >times in my languages. >Or, am I wrong? I don't really know what the ['] >stands for; I use it myself to indicate the >glottalized consonants in my language, Gi-an-nain. In XSAMPA ` means retroflex. >> p' (p\-B) >> f (f-v) >A distinction between bilabial and labiodental >fricatives? Madness! >> x (x -G) >> x, (X-R) >> h, (X\ -?\) >> h (h-h\) >Even more madness! Do you just _not_ get sore throats? Speaking it may be painful, but it is worth it! >> l, (K-K\) >Again, excellent choice. Beautiful, those lateral >fricatives. I loves me some lateral fricatives! >> v~ (P) >What sound does [P] represent? Er... a labiodental approximant. >> d (|\) >> dl (!\) >> dq (=\) >> g (velar click, no IPA symbol) >Beautiful. Phonetically, I can't call clicks >'beautiful', but they're weird sounds, and to me, the >weird has a beauty of it's own. Which is why I threw them in there! I've always wanted to do a lang with clicks in, as most people don't appreciate them. >> o, (O) >> a, (Q) >You are a brave man. What did I do this time? >> e,i, (Ey) >I love this diphthong. I would never have thought of >it on my own. Dankeschone! >> Well, I'm >> working on a minor grammer, (or is it grammar, I can >> never remember.) but nothing serious. It's a >> playlang for when I'm bored during school. (Alas, I >> am bound by those shackles of study and teacher, oh >> woe is me!) >> >> -The Sock. (Drama kid, cantcha tell?) >It's spelled 'grammar'. And many languages here were >created during boring classes, so you're in good >company. I, for one, like your phonology; when you get >your grammar together, don't be greedy. Share it with >us. What little grammar I have is based on the isolating-ness of the lang. And the "gender" system. Its a seven gender system, one gender for each nasal. The genders are more elemental than based on sex. They are fire > n~ water > nl air > m earth > n, spirit > n mind > n,~ soul > m, Adieu -The Sock --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win 1 of 4,000 free domain names from Yahoo! Enter now.