Re: Poll by Email No. 12
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 28, 2002, 4:51|
On 25 May 02, at 14:18, Peter Clark wrote:
> This week's poll is brought to you by Philip Newton, who is curious about
> how you name letters. (Since someone will inevitably ask about syllabic
> systems, wedge them wherever they fit.)
> A. My language has names for letters which mean something (like Hebrew
> "aleph" = "ox", "beth" = house")
> B. My language has names for letters which have no meaning, but look like
> "real words" (like Greek "alpha, beta")
> C. My language has names for letters, but they're fairly simple. However,
> there are a variety of methods used to form the names (such as French "cé,
> ji, ache, elle")
> D. My language has names for letters, and they're fairly repetitive -- say,
> two main methods of forming names (such as /xe/ and /Ex/ for consonants /x/).
> E. My language has very boring names for letters (such as Esperanto "a, bo,
> co, cxo, do").
> F. My language has no names for its letters.
Verdurian is "C", as is Cadhinor. (Barakhinei, Ismaîn, and Kebreni seem
to be "F" so far.)
Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>