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Re: Marking tones in conlangs

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 17:40
On Tue, Feb 7, 2006 at 12:08 PM, Joseph B. wrote:

> I'm curious to know how others here mark tones in any tonal conlangs they > have created. > > Thanks.
I'm slowly putting together a system (partly inspired by the discussion of pre-Greek, though that's far from relevant right now) that has four versions of every vowel: short long high long mid long low They'll be marked by zero, acute, macron, grave in that order. I'm thinking about adding a voiceless short, marked by underdot, though that looks strange for i, so I may have to think of another notation if I decide to go forward with it. I don't have any other tonal languages, but I am thinking of adding a phonation distinction in Lizardman, which is similar to tone. I have no idea how to mark it yet. Paul