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Re: Here we go loup-garou

From:Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 13:47
In the last episode, (On Tuesday 10 July 2007 13:22:52), Mark J. Reed wrote:
> Jeff: love the .sig quote. >
Glad you like it!
> I should mention that the lack of phonemic voice was something I did > to keep the syllabary manageable, and I've never really been happy > with the move. I want my /s/ back.
Of course although many Uralic languages do not have a voicing distinction, others do. And then there's Finnish, which has voiced /V\/ next to unvoiced /p/ but no voiced /b/. So you could always put /s/ back in. But my "looks like Uralic comment" was also made in view of some of the vowel combinations, some of which at least I presume must be diphthongs?
> > And in the interest of full disclosure: as a youngster I did suffer > from Alien Apostraphitis; "Zan" was originally spelled "X'an". > Unlike some adult SF writers, though, I outgrew it. :). The > apostrophe is still present in transliteration, but it's a phoneme > rather than a decoration.
Think we've all been there ;-) Jeff P.S. Here's that sig quote again for ya ;-) -- "Please understand that there are small European principalities devoted to debating Tcl vs. Perl as a tourist attraction." -- Cameron Laird