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Re: another newbie

From:David Barrow <davidab@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 27, 2002, 4:57
Thanks for your reply

Jeff Jones wrote:

> > First of all, sorry for the delay, if it matters. > > No, don't worry > > (snip) > > >> >Anyone else interested in modified languages? I speak English and > >> >Spanish so my interest centres mainly around these two > >> > >> There are quite a few! You'll probably be hearing from some others very > >> shortly. I mostly do languages from scratch, but have a Latin-derived > >> conlang (Rubaga) that I work on on occasion, and also speak English and > >> Spanish less badly than other natlangs, so feel free to show us. > > > >Is it on a website? > > Not yet. I started doing some HTML pages some time ago but haven't gotten > very far. The language itself isn't well-developed yet; mainly phonology > and orthography with only a small amount of tentative morphosyntax. If I > uploaded what I have it'd be a mess, too. The main feature so far are some > phonological processes. I posted a little bit here a few months ago. Maybe > I'll dig up some more if you're interested. > > Perhaps I can have a look at it in the listserv archives if you give me some > dates > > > > would it be best to represent e in words like pet with /E/ for both > > standard English and American and words like raise would have /eI/ > > (English) and /e/ American > > > > I'd say use /E/ for "pet" and /e/ for "raise" in both cases, as long as > we're strictly talking phonemes (and are limited to the more familiar > accents, otherwise all bets are off).
I used /eI/, /e/ to distinguish diphthonising dialects from non-diphthonising dialects, though I suppose I shouldn't have made the split England-US because both countries have both. I'm a diphthongiser
> I hope this response isn't too terse! >
Again don't worry David Barrow