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"gy" (was: more English orthography)

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Thursday, May 18, 2000, 13:44
Herman Miller <hmiller@...> wrote:

>Yes, that's also the system as I learned it. That's why I described Jarrda >spelling as morphophonemic rather than phonemic. (by the way, I'm leaning >toward "gy", as in "Magyar", to spell the [J\] sound, which would change >the language's name to Gyarrda.)
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. --Pablo Flores "... When all men on earth think, day and night, about the Zahir, which one will be a dream and which one a reality?" Jorge Luis Borges, _The Zahir_