Re: Feature script
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 8, 2001, 23:38|
Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...> writes:
> There are four "basic" consonant signs, that primarily denotes voiceless
> stops - normally [p t k ?], but if a language had, say, the series
> [p t c k]
> it'd be simple to apply them to that instead. Tairezazh only have [p t k],
> and don't use the "?" sign. The characters look like, respectivly,
> a squary
> U, capital gamma, mirrored squary C and Z.
One system I designed once used capital gamma for /p/, T for /t/ and
mirrored capital gamma for /k/. The reasons ought to be obvious.
The voiced counterparts were rounded versions of the same, with the
letter for /d/ resembling the astrological sign for Aries. I don't
remember the rest, but I think fricatives added a horizontal stroke on
> Adding a horizontal slash thru' the middle of these gives the
> voiced stops. These are considered "derived" consonant signs.
> (Voiced [?] is
> denoteable but hardly pronounceable!)
> Changing the squary forms to curvy gives the corresponding fricatives
> [f T x h v D G h_v] ([h_v] = voiced h). These too are considered
> derived signs.
> Tairezazh only use "f", "T", "v" and "D".
Why not using curved forms for voiced, and slashed forms for fricatives?
But that's entirely a matter of taste. Curved forms suggest softness,
but both voiced stops and fricatives could be considered "softer" than
> [rest of description snipped]
A nice system!