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Double Vowels and Glotal Stops ^

Posted On Tuesday 22 November 2011 by Freddie Nash (FredFace)

You may, or may not, be familiar with the ^ glotal stop in Timlan... IT IS NO MORE.

As of now, we will be ridding the dictionary (which we will be adding outstanding Vocab-o-Clock words to at some point) of the carets, as they are taken out of the phonology, in that sense. Glotal stops will instead be an 'invisible' phone, used to separate  double vowels (eg. 'heek', 'kecaaht').

While written, double voewls will be just that, two of the same vowel next to each other, but when spoken, a glotal stop should be slung between them, making them distinct.

So, heek will no longer be a hesitant 'hek' (double vowels used to just be held longer, which has obvious issues) but he^ek, with the caret being used unofficially (don't use the caret ever again) to mark the Glotal Stop.

I hope that was clear, the DB should be purged of ^ soon, and one of us will post the changes made.

Dictionary Changes

Posted On Tuesday 22 November 2011 by Freddie Nash (FredFace)

Here they are...

rahaw -> rahaj (holiday)
guto^qtay -> gutotaj (useful)
lah^otun -> lahotun (advocate)
mec^used -> mecused (thank)
su^usee -> susi (fool)
teko^uned -> tekuned (money)
imemenoko^qtay -> imento (implement)
efiferogqy -> efiferogqj (effective)
hoy -> hoj (want)
interogqy -> interogqj (strength)
peroqy -> peroqj (way)
say -> saj (do)
soy -> soj (feel)
makoy -> makoj (sea)
torixy -> torixi (complex)

'rahaw' and a number of other words were also changed, as we don't like having 'w' and 'y' as the ending of words (it is hard to pronounce properly).

Note also that all of the Vocab-o-Clock words have been added (we fixed the Mega Input)

tokouheht setuh sui