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Revised Senjecan Orthography

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Friday, February 23, 2007, 21:37
I have revised once again the Senjecan orthography.  I hope this is
the final time, but then we live in hope, don't we?

I am working with several parameters:
1) I don't like the grapheme "k" (reminds me of Orkish?).
2) I use Senjecas in three contexts (Word, Wikifrath, and listserv)
and I'd like to have as few variations as possible.
3) I like the font Comic Sans MS and like to use its graphemes.
Unfortunately, it's not very extensive.

The following is the new orthography:
1) ASCII letters that have their X-Sampa values: a, b, d, e, g, i,
k, l, m, n, o, p, s, t, u, z.

2) ASCII letters with different values: c = /ts/; f = /p\/; q
= /j\/; r = /4_0/; v = /B/; x = /C/.

3) Non-ASCII letters: þ = /T/, ð = /D/; IPA m-hook = /m_0/;
ezh = /dz/; l-slash = /l_0/; ø = /O/; h-bar = /j_0/.

4) Weak vowels: dotless i = /I/, æ = /E/, oe = /U/

for a total of 24 consonants, 6 vowels and 3 weak vowels.

Senjecan order: p/b, f/v, mh/m; t/d, þ/ð, lh/l; c/ezh, s/z, rh/n;
k/g, x/q, jh/j; i, e, a, ø, o, u.

1) I found the Kallaalisut (Greenlandic) letter "kra" that I can use
in Comic sans MS.  Lower case kappa or the Cyrillic "k" are
virtually identical for other contexts.

2) In Word I use yogh for /j/.  I will continue to use <j> in the
other 2 contexts.

3) For the dotless i on the list, I use <ï>.

4) For the 4 voiceless sonorants on the list I use the digraph _h:
mh, lh, jh, rh.

5) Palatalization is indicated by a cedilla or an apostrophe above.
On the list I use <ï>.

6) Labialization is indicated by a breve over or under.  On the list
I use <ü>.

I think that covers it.  Now I have to go through all my material
and do some respelling.