On Friday 08 July 2011 14:28:00 kail. kinzyl. wrote:coi .kail. mi'e .pier.
> coi do
> .i mi'e kail.
I think you mean "me'o xy. noi lerfu". "la lerfu" could be a pub named "The
> So, I read (retention is another fact) through the Reference Grammar.
> I have to say that lojban sounds entirely interesting. I plan on
> learning as much as I can. I see personal potential in the language
> as a way of promoting expansion of thoughts and ideas.
> Of course I have many questions about the language, including some
> geeky, some conversational, but I will just start off with one for
> right now.
> la lerfu xy.
Letter", or something like that.
I use both. I use the velar before "e" and "i" and after "n" and the uvular
> I love the sound of the 'x', but I think I have been pronouncing it
> differently than what....'proper' lojban dictates. Looking at the
> pronunciation guide, I see that 'x' is listed as an unvoiced velar
> fricative. I, however, find myself using an unvoiced uvular
> fricative; the unvoiced velar fricative is near impossible for me to
> pronounce without uvular usage. Is this a big deal? I know I read
> somewhere that the sounds per lerfu were a 'set' of sounds (i.e.
> trilled 'r' vs. untrilled 'r'). Anyone else use the uvular fricative
> over the velar?
elsewhere, or something like that. The combination "xr" I pronounce as a
double uvular-alveolar trill, and in "rirxrxrazdani" I maintain the double
trill through the "xrxr" while turning the voice on and off. (Hrazdan is a
river in Armenia.) Some exercises you might want to try:
maxri marxa (wheat crusher)
le xruki le ginxre xrixruba xu xrula cu xrani? (Was it the hybrid buckwheat
whose flower the turkey harmed?)
ri'erxi'a tirxyxi'a (hippopotamus zebra)
li ze te'a ci vu'u ci bi'e te'a mu du
li ci su'i ze te'a mu bi'e vu'u ci