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On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 5:44 PM, Paul Bartlett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 2015-04-01 6:21 PM, Scott Raney wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 8:45 PM, Logan Streondj <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> (snip)
>>
>>> my son (under two) has trouble with fricative-plosive initials  for
>>> example stand and school bus, comes out as tand and cool bus sometimes.
>>>
>>> I've also removed all diphthongs from the language, as he was having
>>> trouble pronouncing them, and they are fairly rare in non germanic
>>> languages.
>>
>>
>> This is kind of like my proposal for Matchish, except that I think I'd
>> be willing to exclude anyone under 8 or so from participation. What's
>> important is whether Japanese and Swahili and Urdu speakers can
>> produce and distinguish these sounds, not small children...
>
>
> However, another issue is, What is the target audience for learners of an
> IAL? As Mario Pei pointed out in the 1950s, approximately speaking all
> languages are equally easy for little children to learn in immersion
> environments. If IAL X is taught to all little children in the world, then
> there should be little problem with the phonology and phonotactics. But if
> it is presumed that most initial / original learners will be adults with
> already fixed habits, then it is a different matter.

I'm not sure I understand the claim here: Are you casting aspersions
on Logan's kid? ;-)
  Regards,
    Scott

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> Paul Bartlett