Re: Consonants and Vowels
- Montalanki has 10 consonants and 5 vowels:
/k/ /t/ /p/
/h/ /s/ /f/
/N/ /n/ /m/
2013/4/11 R A Brown <ray@...>:
> OOPS - I forgot to change the 'Reply-To' line on my previous
> On 11/04/2013 20:40, R A Brown wrote:
>> 'British Romance' = besides not yet having a proper
>> name, there is still much else to be worked out. It is
>> likely to have only 5 vowels,
> I forgot about schwa [ə] - it will almost have that, so it
> will have at least 6 vowels.
> "language … began with half-musical unanalysed expressions
> for individual beings and events."
> [Otto Jespersen, Progress in Language, 1895]
- 2013/5/1 Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>:
>> parse grammatical constructions, interpret meaning -- all within aI had this kind of problem in my hometown; after a long time not going
>> second or so before you're unable to keep up. I know people who are
>> excellent at reading/writing English, but falter at the slightest turn of
>> phrase or colloquialism in conversation. Throw in local dialects /
>> slang, and you easily have the situation Widstrand found himself in.
there, I wasn't able to understand some slangs my cousins spoke on the
streets. But they were young people that are always inventing new