Re: Conlang orthographies [was Re: Latin grammar]
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 4, 2002, 8:14|
My orthographies tend to be very regular and very phonetic. In Saalangal
for instance, etymology takes a back seat to phonetic representation.
Naturally as I slack and dont have much, one thing to not is if we had a
root: saran plus an affix -gan, the word is written as saranggan, not
sarangan, because saalangals pronounce /n/ as /N/ nect to velar consonants.
Also in Montreiano, some sounds are not represented "traditionally", but
words are more etymological: sta - is, which is pronounced as /Sta/,
rather than /sta/, which is what one might think looking at it. /S/ is
normally represented with x, but "xta" doesnt look very nice and isnt
quite as etymological as sta is (from star - to be)