131884Re: sound changes
- Jun 8, 2005Muke Tever wrote:
># 1 <salut_vous_autre@...> wrote:About how much time a sound change takes to occur yeah it's obvious that it
>>I have a question concerning the sound changes occuring in the languages
>>I thought of creating a list of sound changes for my conlang (It could
>>remove the regularity that I don't like in Vbazi)
>>But I didn't know how much..
>>How much sound changes may occur naturaly in languages in a gived period
>One sound change is probably not going to take less than one generation,
>or about thirty years.
take a generation I more interested by the number of them that can occur
>You could have several sound changes going at once, but I wouldn't setAnd, like I just said, How much independant sound changes may occur in a
>up a sound change dependent on an earlier change any sooner than that.
Or, how much changes could have occured in a language in a century? 500
years? a millenium?
Could we hear a great diference between one who spoke English two centuries
ago somewhere and those who speak it now at the same place?
I said I thought about:
"/h/ between 2 vowels or at the
end of a word becomes /x/, /dz/ becomes /D/, /hw/ -> /p\/, /bv/ -> /B/"
And there are 12 others I've already created, but so much changes could
probably not occur in a single generation, even if they are all
>(Unless, say, there is some kind of cultural factor fast-tracking soundIs it possible?
> *Muke!- Max
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