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Re: Ping! Énglis´ Artspellin

From:Daniel A. Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 16, 2000, 0:37
From: "Carlos Eugenio Thompson (EDC)" <EDCCET@...>

(by the way I'm impressed with your use of Latin Extended-A (the first
letters in Unicode after 255 decimal)

>Well, here is there an explanation of my system in text format.
>The following letters have no change (unless part of diagraphs): > b, d, f (except of > ov), h, j, k, m, p, s, t, v, w, z
>The following monograph letters have different spellings: > c > c cedilla (c, in ASCII), when /s/ and not followed by any "e" or
> c > c dot above (c. in ASCII), when /k/ followed by "e" or "i". > c > c, all other cases. > g > g acute (g' in ASCII), when /dZ/ or /Z/. > g > g, all other cases
So g is [g] before all vowels unless marked? And no distinction between /dZ/ and /Z/ (which is probably irrelevant anyway)?
> l > l apostrophe bellow (,l in ASCII), when vocalic.
I use the cedilla/apostrophe below to mark retroflexes and vocalics, since my Arial/Courier New/Tahoma/Times New Roman fonts don't have letters with dots below. And an apostrophe is easier to see than a simple dot. I like what you have.
> l > l, all other cases. > n > n apostrophe bellow (,n in ASCII), when vocalic. > n > eng (n, in ASCII), sometimes when /N/.
Oh I love the eng! Especially the glyph for capital eng in Times New Roman -- it's not a capital N with a tail, it's an oversized lower-case n which loops inward on the right. Makes it distinctive.
>The following consonantal diagraphs are reduced to one symbol:
> gh > yogh (gh in ASCII), when mude
> kn > yogh + n (ghn in ASCII), when /n/
I was thinking more like g-breve, since it's used in Turkish for the silent g.
> th > thorn (th in ASCII), when /T/.
Thanks for using the thorn (my favorite letter) ;)
> ti > t hook (t' in ASCII), when /S/.
What kind of hook? You mean an apostrophe after or below, a cedilla, or a caron?
> wh > hu diagraph (hu in ASCII), both /hw/ and /h/.
That's Latin Extended-B, which of course is in Thyromanes. I don't think it can be found in the Microsoft core fonts (Arial, Courier, Times Roman). Have any ideas for an alternate character that can be found in Latin-1 or Latin Ext-A? (I'm thinking of a w-circumflex, one of those crazy Welsh vowels.)
>Mude vowels: > If mude in some dialects: same orthography as English. > If always mude but mark a phonetic feature: leave as is: example
>where <e> is mude but marks lenght of V. > Dropped otherwise.
Or use an apostrophe, meaning 'Kilroy the Vowel wuz here' The rest of the chart I won't comment on. Becuase I think it's the best it can be. Even the use of final 'y' for sake of aesthetics. DaW.