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Since pː → pʰ is attested, how likely is the opposite pʰ → pː in an intervocalic environment? Both [pʰ] and [pː] could be viewed as fortis realizations of [p]. Yea or Nay on making them interchangeable intervocalically such that:
p pʰ → f p \ V_V
p pʰ → f p \ V_V
but [θ] needs to go. Alas… t tt → θ t → h t → ∅ t / V_V s ss → h s → ∅ s / V_V No problems here. θ (> s) > h > Ø is totally reasonable, if you ask me. t tt → θ t → s t / V_V s ss → r ss / V_V s (> z) > r doesn't feel weird to me either, especially not intervocalically. I think that ss would be like...
I'm spirantizing intervocalically, but [θ] needs to go. How? The second is tempting because fewer consonants drop out, but is it as weirdly unnatural as I think it is? Geminates are shortening with compensatory lengthening of the previous vowel as usual. t tt → θ t → h t → ∅ t / V_V s ss → h s → ∅ s...
I made a post on Old Irish orthography elsewhere. I've decided to flesh it out as a more detailed guide. If Irish (Gaeilge) or Gaelic (Gàidhlig) orthography mystifies you, this might shed light on it's origins. Old Irish has been a subject of intense study. Grammars, glosses, and journal papers are ...
- 03 Jan 2017 17:41
- Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
- Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
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So the the other board has this thread, so why not start one here (I don't go there anymore, because that's were the fun of conlanging goes to die.) So anyhow: Who created Gaelic really has a fetish for historical spellings, moreso then the guy who did English. I mean, in his or her "Irish" version...
- 20 Dec 2016 22:52
- Forum: Conlangs
- Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
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This seems like a safe place for a first post. Inventory: nasals: /m n/ stops: /p b t d k g/ affricates: /ts/ fricatives: /f v s θ ð x h/ approximants: /j w/ trills: /r/ laterals: /l/ vowels: /i: ɪ e: ɛ a: a o: ɔ u: ʊ/ diphthongs: /aɪ oɪ aʊ eʊ/ Allophones: Standard stuff, eg n as ŋ before velars, et...