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by Nessimon
09 Sep 2015 01:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Palatalised/Labialised glottal stops /Ɂʲ Ɂʷ/
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Re: Palatalised/Labialised glottal stops /Ɂʲ Ɂʷ/

What I claim is that no language distinguishes between [pʲ], [pj] and [pʲj]. If I've correctly understood Pirka's 500 lectures on Russian over at the IRC channel, this is in fact what Russian does. Well, I'll believe it when I hear it. I mean, I may certainly be wrong, but I don't understand what t...
by Nessimon
05 Sep 2015 01:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Palatalised/Labialised glottal stops /Ɂʲ Ɂʷ/
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Re: Palatalised/Labialised glottal stops /Ɂʲ Ɂʷ/

In the same manner no language (that I'm aware of) distinguishes between [kʷ] and [kw]. IIRC Russian distinguishes between /pʲ/, /pj/, and /pʲj/. /pʲa/, /pja/, and /pʲja/ are written <пя>, <пъя>, and <пья>, respectively. The first one (a palatalized consonant before a vowel) is pretty common, but I...
by Nessimon
25 Aug 2015 12:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Palatalised/Labialised glottal stops /Ɂʲ Ɂʷ/
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Re: Palatalised/Labialised glottal stops /Ɂʲ Ɂʷ/

I think what Ephraim says is quite right. Phonetically I don't think there can be much difference between [Ɂʲ Ɂʷ] and [Ɂj Ɂw]. In the same manner no language (that I'm aware of) distinguishes between [kʷ] and [kw]. However, there is a huge difference between /Ɂʲ Ɂʷ/ and /Ɂj Ɂw/, that is, the phonolo...
by Nessimon
24 Aug 2015 21:41
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vowels
Replies: 11
Views: 1851

Re: Vowels

You're referring to Iau , aren't you? I think the people on the ZBB agreed that no natlang has ever had a stranger phonology. [O.o] Conlangers will never be as creative as natlangers.. The change CVCV>CVC with a change in vowel quality in Rotuman is marvellous. So true. It's a commonly assumed to b...
by Nessimon
08 Mar 2015 10:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An anti-auxlang
Replies: 39
Views: 5648

Re: An anti-auxlang

Also, borrowings could be pronounced as faithfully to the original language as possible, even if this is totally at odds with the anti-auxlang's phonology, in order to prove how educated and urbane the speaker is. Haha, yes! /sawna/ for sauna in the UK! But this sounds like a fun idea, they should ...
by Nessimon
05 Mar 2015 23:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Elamrune: Phonology
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Elamrune: Phonology

So cluster onsets and cluster codas have inverse sonority, but the plural is formed by reduplication of an onset, couldn't that create instances of wrong sonority? Let's say L=low sonority and H=high you could have words like: CVC.LHV which with reduplication would give: CVC.LHV-LH which would be il...