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Re: "gy" (was: more English orthography)

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Friday, May 19, 2000, 3:20
On Thu, 18 May 2000 10:44:53 -0300, FFlores <fflores@...> wrote:

>Cool! I've decided to use <gy> and <cy> for [dZ] and [tS] in Biyuron >(long abandoned lang, now being resurrected) in some cases (<dy> and ><ty> for others, on rather obvious etymological reasons). In some >dialects, <cy gy hy> will be palatal instead (<hy> = [C]) and >contrast with the postalveolars <ty dy sy> (or <sh>, with written >form again based on etymological reasons) [tS dZ S]. I'm not sure >if palatals and postalveolars contrast enough (hint: natlang >examples?), especially since the language doesn't have a terribly >rich phonology.
Hmmm.... How about Hungarian <ty> [c] vs. <cs> [tS], or German <ch> [C] vs. <sch> [S]? Japanese <hy> is also [C] IIRC, but I think the <sh> (or <sy>, depending on which Romanization you prefer) is more alveolo-palatal rather than postalveolar. -- languages of Azir------> ----<>--- h i l r i . o "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any m l e @ o c m thing till they were sure it would offend no body, (Herman Miller) there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin