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Re: Seinundjei Script

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Sunday, February 26, 2006, 11:49
Shreyas Sampat wrote:

> Woot! > > I just finished the third-or-so revision of the Seinundjé script, and > now it doen't suck completely! > >
First impression: beautiful!
> The chart's a little dense because there are a lot of characters; the > black letterforms are independent glyphs, the red forms are diacritics, > and legends are blue. The short vowel matras come in sets of three, as > they carry consonany harmony (palatal, retroflex, and alveolar > consonants harmonise); they are shown aligned with the POA they mark > harmony for. The long vowel matras don't *show* harmony, but they don't > necessarily disrupt it!
This is very interesting, though I don't really see how this harmony works. Which features harmonize, and how?
> The six forms in the lower right mean the following: > s_< : This consonant is preceded by a homorganic fricative of same voicing. > _: : Geminate consonant. > _y : CV > CjV > V(underline): Repeat preceding vowel mark. > s_: This consonant is preceded by /s/ or /z/, depending on voicing. > n_: This consonant is preceded by a homorganic nasal.
> These six diacritics are "formal style" and they aren't always used in > casual writing. > > I feel accomplished. Now, to transliterate some texts...
It is very well done. I am looking forward to seeing text samples. Greetings, Jörg.


Shreyas Sampat <ssampat@...>