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So they're part cat?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Austin Blanton
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:57 PM
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Subject: Re: Working on my first conlang.

They actually don't. They can communicate in a sense with their feral
cousins, and are adept at both bipedal and quadrupedal locomotion.

> On Oct 13, 2013, at 12:55 AM, Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Im not sure if you have an original idea. Do they shift into cat form?
> I have some audio books on linguistics and phonetics. There's a website
I'm
> using to guide me called
> 
> www.fridaynightlinguistics.org/languagecreation
> 
> I also have a historical linguistics book.
> 
> Pen name:
> Mellissa Green
> Blog
> 
> www.theworldofyemora.wordpress.com
> 
> Twitter
> @GreenNovelist
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Austin Blanton
> Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2013 8:29 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Working on my first conlang.
> 
> Hello. I am a relative newbie to conlanging. I have admired the works of
> others for years, but have never really dipped into it fully until now. My
> first love is fantasy writing, so my languages will for the most part
serve
> as a native tongue for races or cultures in my novels. 
> 
> For my first language, I want to create a language for a race of
> anthropomorphic cat creatures. Original, I know. That being said... I have
> begun the process of figuring out what kinds of sounds they are capable of
> making. One example is the fact that because of their top lip being split
> down the middle in the manner of most felids, they can not make bilabial
> sounds. Similar to Spanish in that B and V would be interchangeable for
> them. They would not be able to pronounce out B sound, so would resort to
V.
> Base -> Vase. In general, it tends to follow a Spanish or Arabic accent,
> with the smooth sounds, and tendency to have a feline purr. The purr
itself
> will stem from them being anthropomorphic jungle cats, but will serve a
> greater purpose, similar to the ceceo, or the Spanish trill. 
> 
> If this doesn't sound altogether silly to you, I would love some help
> getting started with my first constructed language. Good day. =