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Stress Anyone knows how it works in D'ni?

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 03:33 PM

Some time ago, this came up in a different thread somewhere; the posters in it didn't seem to know, so i'll ask here:
What are the D'ni language's rules about syllable emphasis? I'm extremely curious about this, as without it i can't get a clear "picture" in my head of how anything is pronounced. Well, anything with more than one syllable, anyway.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:57 PM

No clue either, which is quite a problem- at least in my opinion- if they want ppl to be able to talk the language. I think we need a real expert here...
Talashar? ^^ Or maybe Koena... someone from the Guild of Linguistics will do!

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 06:25 PM

Don't know. It's an aspect of D'ni that's gotten relatively little attention, possibly because of the paucity of examples of spoken D'ni and our uncertainty about their phonetic accuracy. I would imagine that the apostrophe can't be stressed, but I'm hesitant to say even that for certain.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 03:25 AM

Unfortunately much of the spoken D'ni heard in Riven is untranslatable (e.g. Gehn's imager message). Keta seems to give primary and secondary stress to her words but we can't know if it's expressional or emphatic

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