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+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? --And.


Herman Miller <hmiller@...>