I just joined tonight/this morning (I having a late night) because I've found my interest in this Sarus language growing (heard about it on the Solresol page on Wikipedia) and if I'm right chluaid's an Aussie so I have to show my support being one too
But one thing that got my attention is the pronunciation of the language - the rules are somewhat... Well, lax (at least compared to constructed languages like good ol' Esperanto). No problem except for one thing I couldn't figure out one thing:
Is Sarus rhotic like US or Irish English?
I guessed that coz Sarus sounds a bit like Irish with the whole latter symbols being heavily reduced, so I thought that maybe it would be a rhotic language. But then I wondered about all the English speakers who are lazy like me and don't have rhotic accent.
For those wondering what on earth I'm on about, well basically rhotic languages pronounce the 'R' in all positions (e.g. US English car = 'carrr'
). A non-rhotic language just gets rid of it or turns it into a vowel of some sort (e.g. Aussie English car = 'caaaah'). So how can a word like 'dr' in Sarus be pronounced? Is it ok to say it like 'daw' (e.g. non-rhotic 'door') or does the 'R' need to be stressed?
Cheers for any help with this, and sorry if my spelling/grammar/general writing skills are atrocious, waiting for something to install late at night