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by teknave
20 Oct 2016 12:06
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda
Replies: 23
Views: 3743

Re: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda

Because the schwa is right in the middle of the vowel chart. It's the "neutral" vowel in a way. But clawgrip gave you more and better options so... Makes sense! Will be useful to my next works. Thx. I forgot another possibility (which I have used in my one of my own languages) is that there are a c...
by teknave
19 Oct 2016 21:00
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda
Replies: 23
Views: 3743

Re: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda

Why not the schwa? Hm... :?: Why the schwa? I don't know much about it. You have few choices: 1. The suffix begins with a vowel, which is dropped after consonants. The vowel is part of the morpheme, so it can be anything. 2. The vowel is epenthetic and is always the same for every stem + suffix com...
by teknave
19 Oct 2016 03:40
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda
Replies: 23
Views: 3743

Re: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda

You could possibly forbid approximants or rhotics in either coda or onset. A brute force method to be sure. I went with no clusters at all. And the way I chose to stay using (C)V(C) while forbiding medial, initial or final clusters was using epenthesis. Example: CVC.CV (illegal) > CV.C[V].CV this [...
by teknave
09 Oct 2016 18:45
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda
Replies: 23
Views: 3743

Re: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda

You could use fusion, creating new segments, /lɾ/ would become [ɭ], so /mul/ + /lar/ would become [muɭar]. Yes, I am going with something similar, but my conlang doesn't have ɭ, so I am going with the sounds I have. any combination of C1.C2 will become C1, so mul+lar would become mular and mulra wo...
by teknave
09 Oct 2016 18:10
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda
Replies: 23
Views: 3743

Re: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda

Having words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings (i.e. homophones) is a very common thing in languages. English has plenty of them (to/too/two, one/won, etc.), and so do many other languages. It's OK if you don't want your language to have many homophones, but just be aware tha...
by teknave
09 Oct 2016 18:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
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Re: You

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by teknave
09 Oct 2016 17:50
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda
Replies: 23
Views: 3743

Re: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda

Speaking of constraints, instead of processes, you could only allow codas word finally. Do you have examples (in natlangs, if possible)? How would it work? Only allowing coda consonants word-finally would mean consonants would need to be dropped before suffixes, something the OP has clearly stated ...
by teknave
09 Oct 2016 04:05
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda
Replies: 23
Views: 3743

Avoiding medial consonant clusters while allowing coda

Hello, new here [:)] . Currently, I am having a dilemma with my conlang. The problem is: I want to avoid strange medial clusters, like l + ɾ (lɾ), because it would sound very strange. But, at the same time, I don't want to insert a vowel between the consonants or to delete one of them, because it wo...