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Re: Sketch of New Conlang

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  • Eric Christopherson
    ... Do I assume correctly, that borrowings from another language would count as from no historical source ?
    Message 1 of 48 , Sep 1 9:25 PM
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      On Aug 31, 2009, at 4:48 PM, Alex Fink wrote:

      > On Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:45:03 -0400, Alex Fink <000024@...>
      > wrote:
      >
      >> because the exceptional segment(s) has changed from something
      >> else after the time of fixing of the rule.
      >
      > Oops. Make that either changed from something else or just newly
      > arisen
      > from no historical source. It's the latter which
      >
      >> Garth rightly points out
      >> is the deal with Japanese /p/.

      Do I assume correctly, that borrowings from another language would
      count as "from no historical source"?
    • Alex Fink
      ... Oh! No, that s probably word-final, but _absolute_ word-final, i.e. when the very last sound in the word, not just when there are only vowels following.
      Message 48 of 48 , Sep 9 7:22 AM
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        On Wed, 9 Sep 2009 01:06:47 -0700, Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...> wrote:

        >> And "last obstruent voiced, regardless of the position" is still kinda odd,
        >> afaik.  I thought you were going with "immediate post-stress obstruents
        >> voiced", which seems more plausible
        >
        >Blevins' paper said "C-vd > Cvd/ _] (Lezgian language)" ... does "]"
        >mean "post-stress" rather than "word-final"? :(

        Oh! No, that's probably word-final, but _absolute_ word-final, i.e. when
        the very last sound in the word, not just when there are only vowels
        following.

        Alex
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