Re: Artlang-driven English spelling reform
|From:||Jim Grossmann <steven@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 14, 2000, 2:19|
For my general western American dialect, I submit ...
ii like 'ee' as in 'feet'
i as in 'pit'
ei as in 'eight'
e as in 'pet'
a as in 'cat'
aa like 'a' as in 'father'
y schwa (unstressed) or like 'u' as in 'up'
o like 'aw' as in 'saw'
ou like 'o' as in 'go'
u as in 'put'
uu like 'oo' as in 'goo'
ýr "syllabified 'r,'" stressed and unstressed
ýl syllabified 'l' note contrast with 'yl' lidýl (little) vs.
au like 'ow' in 'cow'
ai as in 'aisle'
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos Thompson" <chlewey@...>
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2000 9:22 AM
Subject: Artlang-driven English spelling reform
Inspired on the English spelling reform, I was thingking in
a pseudo spelling reform, which could drive English into a
more phonetic language but it's not aimed to go that way.
First, it will take diagraphs and changed for extended or
accented Latin letters, like changing <th> /T/ with <þ>
Some of these changes:
<th> into thorn, when pronounced /T/.
<th> into eth, when pronounced /D/.
<ng> into eng, when pronounced /N/, left <ng> when /Ng/.
<ch> into either c acute or c cedilla*, when /tS/.
<sh> into either s acute or s cedilla.
<gh> into yoth, when mude or /f/, <g> when /g/.
<wh> into something I found in the Thyromanes font, which
is as a <hu> diagraph.
<ph> into f.
Then, when a letter can have two sounds, it could be split
in two symbols. As c acute /tS/ can be seen a a
palatization of c /k/, then we could use g acute for /dZ/.
This allow <gh> and <gu> diagraphs to become <g>.
Now is time for vowels... volunteers?
-- Carlos Th
* my original idea was to use c cedilla, s cedilla and g
cedilla and leave <c> with two different values: /k/
and /s/. But I've been thinking on using c cedilla
for /s/, then the palatization could be rendered with an