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Do _r, l_ both denote /R\/? If yes I'd definitely make /B\/ a phoneme and
denote it with _r_!

/bpj

Den söndagen den 16:e december 2012 skrev Nikolay Ivankov:

> Following the advises of of Alex Fink, I've revisited the phonology of
> Proto-Yanyarin. As before, the collection of consonants that the speakers
> of Yanyarin and can pronounce is limited almost entirely to labial to
> labio-dental and from uvular to glottal. I have moved the existing sounds
> more towards the glottis, so that the sound inventory looks more suited for
> a "species with a weak tongue that always sing". The orthography was also
> changed, mostly for the sake of eughraphy.
>
> The chart includes:
>
> m             n
> b              g   q   '/?
> w   d         j    x   h
>      s               l   r
> Here
> m ~ [m]; n~[ŋ]; b~ [b]/[ʙ], g~[ɢ], q ~ [ʡ], '/? ~ [ʔ], w ~ [β], d ~ [ð], j
> ~ [ʁ̞]/[ʕ̞], x ~ [ʢ̞], s=?, h ~ [ɦ], l ~ [ʀ]/[я], r ~[я]/[glottal thrill]
>
> I don't know the precise value for ⟨s⟩ by now. The sound depicted by this
> letter would not exist in "modern" Yanyarin, and in some point ⟨s⟩ has to
> transform into ⟨r⟩ and ⟨d⟩. The voiced glottal thrill is one of the
> nonhuman features of the speakers of Yanya.
>
> In Proto- and modern Yanyarin there are 8 vowels:
>
> i,y          v,u
> e,ø
>              a,o
>
> The main difference of vowel chart form to normal one is that closedness of
> the vowels is replaced by pharingealization. This is why I'm not able to
> write this chart in the IPA right away. It is worth saying, however, that
> in this notation v ~ [ɨ].
>
> Finally, I'd like to have schwa, "schwi" and "schwo" sounds on several
> stages of Old Yanyarin and Middle. I haven't decided on the signs for them,
> but presumably ⟨z⟩ and ⟨c⟩ would be used for two such sounds. However,
> maybe it's better to use IPA for clearness, since this sounds won't be in
> use in modern Yanyarin.
>
> Thanks for reading! Any suggestions? What am I missing? And thanks again!
>
> Kolya
>