P.S. on E-o
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 6, 2000, 9:26|
A few optional rare letters for E-o, mainly for English and German loans:
1. voiceless labial fricative [T]:
traditional orthography: t^ (t-circumflex)
reformed orthography: þ (thorn, for Windows/Latin-1 friendly) or Gk
2. velar nasal (the E-o word _juna_ "young" could be _jun^a_)
traditional orthography: n^ (n-circumflex)
reformed orthography: q (Windows/Latin-1 friendly) or eng
Also, a possible sixth vowel, probably a schwa [@] or a "wildcard"
central-back unrounded vowel (like [V] in "cup" or  in Românian).
Could use the unused letter "y", or maybe a circumflexed vowel for
traditional orth. (ê, ô, û, I dunno).
Again, these are optional additions for rare/foreign words, and not
necessary for the integrity of the IAL. In fact (note my previous post),
I think one can merge g^ into j^ (eliminating [dZ] in favor of [Z]) and
omit h^ (replace it with k, usually) and the language will still work
fine, but I need to make sure I don't have any homophonic words.
I'm off to bed now.
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