Some minor advances in my script
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 3, 2002, 0:40|
I've been playing around with my phonetic alphabet again. I've added
some new consonantal manner stems, and generally cleaned up the
designs of the existing forms.
The flap and lateral fricative are fairly straightforward. An
alveolar flap is a phoneme in LC-01, but I don't think it has
any lateral fricatives - they're just there for phonetic portrayal of
More interesting, I think, are the "compound stems", for affricates
and prenasalized stops. It seems that while the script is written left
to right, down, the featural elements of each character follow a trend
of making most sense when read from the bottom up. I didn't plan
this, and I'd probably reverse it if I were to do the script over
again, but I'm not unhappy with it. It's eccentric, but not
irregular. (Certainly, it can't fail to be more regular than no
pattern at all.)
I've yet to decide whether these have any place in LC-01 orthography.
They might be good for showing certain assimilations, and would
increase the compactness of the script. On other hand, condensing
two consonants into one might obscure the root structure.
(Vowels and script sample are unchanged at the same locations as
You can see the change in the proportion of the fricatives.)