I'm seeking a bit of aid, folks!
I had the following inventory for a now defunct conlang that had some glorious clusters and made me kinda happy. However, I can tell that it's not one I will be going back to. (The relevant thread is here
, if you want more info about where this project started.)
/ n / ⟨ n ⟩
/ b t k q / ⟨ p t c ķ~q ⟩
ɢ / ⟨ mb nd nǧ ng nģ ⟩
/ tˁ θˁ sˁ ʦˁ / ⟨ t' þ' s' č' ⟩
/ θ s~ʃ x / ⟨ th/þ s h ⟩
/ ʧ~ʦ / ⟨ č ⟩
/ β̞~ʋ l ʁ ̞~ ʢ ̞ / ⟨ v l r~' ⟩
/ i ɛ yː u / ⟨ i e ű u ⟩
/ ə ɑ øː o / ⟨ ə a ő o ⟩
/ n̩ / ⟨ ṇ ⟩
/ l̩ / ⟨ ḷ ⟩
Now, what I'd like to do, is re-purpose this at least somewhat to get us to something I can call at least somewhat "germanic."
I'm thinking it's likely that the pre-nasalized stops might turn into homorganic nasal clusters... in the form of CN instead. But, I'm not sold on this.
I think nasal consonants will be in some way significant in this language (though I don't know how). It is also integral that we keep the consonant count somewhat high, but it needn't be quite as big as it is, nor does it need to maintain all of the distinctions it has. However, a new distinction can be added, as I have done to death the idea of a voicing contrast in past conlangs, I don't think that's the way to go... and yet. Well, that kinda thing seems to be a must with anything you could call "germanic."
I'm not sure how I feel about the pharyngealized series in a Germlang, but I think it might be kinda nifty too. Basically, I am very unsure what I am doing with this.
And I don't know if this detail means anything at all, but I would also like to make this language into a 3-CON, that likely doesn't impact the phonology much, if at all. And, of course, CN has to be a valid sequence in the final phonotactics, or I'd miss out on the name which starts with "gn."
I wonder, if you fine folks can help me out? Or, I guess, should I just keep it as is?