164896Re: Vowel Harmony?
- Sep 1, 2009staving <deinx nxtxr>:
> Jim Henry wrote:Rounding harmony is one I've always wanted to try out.
>> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 2:22 AM, <deinx
>> nxtxr><deinx.nxtxr@...> wrote:
>>> I'm just curious about any conlangs out there that have vowel harmony
>> gj�-zym-byn has nasal/oral vowel harmony; I don't know of any natlangs
>> that do that. The only ones I know of have vowel harmony based on
> I've seen some, like Turkic languages with rounding harmony. The
> language I'm playing with doesn't have nasal vowels so I'm not sure I'll
> have to worry about that. I'm thinking maybe a front-center-back system.
Another thing I like the idea of (I think I tried it out in the Conlang
Evolotion Experiment, but talideon wiki is down at the moment) is what I
call a "vowel melody" system, mainly on the ground that I don't know a
better term for it. There's an underlying three-vowel system, but each
vowel assimilates towards the following one, eg
katiru > ketyru
surami > soremi
So we have a total of six vowels
i y u
where subsequent syllables must contain vowels which are either
identical or adjecent in the triangle, and the final vowel of a word
must be at an apex of the triangle.
Any real-life examples of such a system, and what would it be called?
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