+AFs-CONLANG+AF0- Vowel romanization
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 20, 2004, 15:18|
> I've considered using the
> dieresis to represent central vowels, but this would be problematic if
> you want to add tone or vowel length with diacritics.
I am fond of the Hungarian solution to this, whereby o : o-acute ::
o-diaeresis : o-double-acute. It would work also for grave. I used to use it
on o and u in Livagian (before o-diaeresis and u-diaeresis became oe-lig and
y), but still use it with n (n-acute = fallrise-tone n, n-diaeresis = eng,
n-double-acute = fallrise-tone eng).
Your romanization options seem to go beyond what I would think of as a
romanization, in that they use nonalphabetical characters. So I can't
quite grasp the rationale or the problem: if you can go outside the roman
alphabet, surely there is a great array of symbols available for use?
If you have to stick with roman letters, then you'd have to fall back on
diacritics and digraphs.
Can you explain again?