Alternative Irish Orthographies (was: I'd the oddest dream last night.)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 25, 2003, 20:56|
On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 12:19:12 +0200 Eamon Graham <robertg@...>
> When I was a kid I created a Czech-inspired orthography for Gaelic,
> but now I guess that doesn't really make sense: new keyboards, no
> tradition of using carons in Celtic languages. Once I even played
> around with a Turkish-Romanian inspired orthography (I was 12 and I
> liked really exotic orthographies!) but I have the same problem
> with cedilles as I would with Carons.
> Oh well... back to the drawing board.
In my handwritten phonetic glosses in my Irish textbook, i mark 'slender'
consonants with acute accents, except for S, D, and T, which i put haceks
on, and |dh|/|gh| which i write |y| (and whose broad equivalent i write
with the Arabic letter |`ayn|).
"Tá gráin agam ar mo ríomhaire."