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NATLANG: French spelling questions:

From:Trebor Jung <treborjung@...>
Date:Sunday, February 29, 2004, 21:19

BPJ wrote:

"How French *ought* to be spelled is a whole different cup of tea.  Like to
discuss it? :)"

Sure! A few things:

a`, la`, c,a`, de'ja`, ou` = a, la, sa, de'ja, u
/E/ = <e>, /e/ = <e'>, /2/ = <o~>, /9/ = <o:>, /o/ = <o>, /O/ = <o^>, /u/ =
<u>, /y/ = <u:>; nasal vowels are followed by n~ (as in Breton)
<g> is always /g/, <j> is always /Z/
/S/ = <x>: chance = xan~s
/s/ = <s>: assez = ase'
/k/ = <c>, /z/ = <z>: cousin = cuzin~