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Re: Ulm

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 >diacritics >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 stress. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Add photos to your messages with MSN 8. Get 2 months FREE*.