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Old January 23 2009, 07:56 AM   #23
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Re: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Background Thread

Nerys Ghemor wrote: View Post
OK...your first audio sample of a full Cardăsda sentence! Not much of one, but this will give you an idea of how I imagine the language sounding. Note the "š" and "rh" sounds...these are some of the more unusual things Cardăsda has to offer (at least, from an English-speaking perspective). Vowels tend to be pretty pronounceable, however, from an English standpoint.

As to this particular sample...well, I promised SLWatson in a PM that I would explain how Hirhul Mendral's name is pronounced, since the given name is not what you'd likely think of seeing it on paper.

So here you go...this is me saying, "His name is Hirhul Mendral" in Cardăsda. I hate my speaking voice, especially when trying to speak another language (real or created), so don't crank your speakers if you don't want to destroy your ears for ever.

Vešok roukou Hirhul Mendral.mp3
Dammit! Just when I finally get a peaceful house and working speakers, it won't let me listen to this. It says your bandwidth is exceeded. But, if you want to send it to me via my e-mail, feel free.
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