|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 21, 2002, 12:44|
Joseph Flatula wrote:
> > Interesting to use the Umlaut that
> > way. I have only seen |ö| pronounced like Danish |ø| (German, Swedish,
> > Turkish), or like schwa (Komi).
>If it's of any interest, I often use it to indicate a long vowel.
>Originally, this convention arose from a language I was working on. The
>speakers of that language needed a way to mark irregularly stressed vowels.
>Already having an alphabet, I decided that a dot over a letter (or under a
>letter with an ascender) was the way to mark it. But some of the
>combinations of letter-letter two indicate long sounds didn't look that
>great, so I decided that two dots marked length, and that the two
>combined (three dots, then) marked a long, irregularly stressed vowel.
>But then I realized that they could all be represented easily in Roman
>script, using an acute accent for one dot, an umlaut for two (except over
>the consonants, these I write doubly in Roman script), and a circumflex to
>represent the little triangle of three dots.
>Does anyone else use a system like this for romanization?
In Classical Klaish, and usually in all "pre-modern" Taianzh languages, I,
when writing by hand, uses the acute accent for stress (which usually
unpredictible in these langs), macron for length and acute
accent-plus-macron for a long stressed vowel. However, this hard to do on a
computer, so I've come to use acute accent for length (following the pattern
of Tairezazh), grave accent for stress and circumflex for length plus
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