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Re: Orthography Question

From:B.Philip.Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Friday, November 13, 1998, 21:04
At 11:11 -0500 on 09.11.1998, John Cowan wrote:

> Eric Christopherson wrote: > > > I think the idea of using a ~ is very interesting. Never thought of that > > myself. The closest equivalent I can think of in any natlang is how > > Japanese uses katakana to represent foreign words (except for Chinese > > words borrowed long ago). > > How about the standard use of italics in English to indicate > recent borrowings?
Eurial (my slowly evolving <homophone of castrated bull>lang ;) marks "external words" (words that don't agree with Eurial orthography in spelling or pronunciation) with a preceding asterisk. I don't think it will clash with the usual linguistic use of asterisk, since "unattested/ungrammatical" words from any lang are by definition external to Eurial. In practice the asterisk tends to flag proper names... /BP [Please forgive my all my late replies! On October 30 my computer got the notion that there was no sc thing as a "Hard drive" inside it... ;-(] B.Philip. Jonsson <bpj@...> Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant (Tacitus) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------