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Re: Artlang-driven English spelling reform

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, May 12, 2000, 20:50
Carlos Thompson wrote:
> 1) <y> will only be used as a vowel in word final. All > other cases will be repalced by <i>. (This rules applies > also for <y> in diagraphs: <ay>, <oy>).
In Terra Novan (my future English conlang), <y> was adopted for all /aj/, thus, the first-person singular pronoun is "Y". After a couple of vowel-shifts, this became /E/, merging with the old /ej/ phoneme (thus, <sy> = "say" and "sigh"). At least, that's one draft for their orthography. The phonology's fairly set, but the orthography keeps changing ... -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor