Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: more English orthography

From:SMITH,MARCUS ANTHONY <smithma@...>
Date:Thursday, May 18, 2000, 23:11
On Thu, 18 May 2000, Roger Mills wrote:

> Thanks for the useful chart! My Japanese is hazy to > non-existent......But there IS [tSi] as in "ichiban" and [dZi] in "Iwo > Jima", which spring to mind. There may well be other forms of both these > particular words that show what the underlying consonant is-- but generally > speaking, Classical Phonemics would have had to throw dice to decide whether > any given [tSi] should be viewed as plain /t/ + /i/ or palatalized /t,/ + > /i/, and so on.
[tSi] and [dZi] are the result of the /ti/ and /di/ or /zi/. I simply meant to say the you cannot get them from /tyi/ and /dyi/. Marcus