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Re: Ng'and'ana

From:Elliott Belser <renyard@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 3:13
>Ellioot Belser wrote: >> >>>If the goal of this spelling scheme is readability, I'd suggest using only >>>"ay" for the "i in sigh" sound, and changing "o" to "ou" (or "ow"). That >>>way >>>the diphthongs are easier to spot (all'd be spelt with digraphs), and the >>>system becomes more "international", that is, the uses of the vowel >>>characters become more similar to the uses in non-English languages. >>> >>>If the goal i aesthetical effect, then please ignore my suggestions! >> >>Ay for Y I could easily do, but the Ng'anda'u 'ou' is a longer >>version of the Ng'anda'u 'o.' > >A long diphthong then? Dat's eevul! > >Or looking at your original mail, you say that Ng'anda'u "o" is like the "o" >in "know" - this could be taken as either the whole diphthong (some variety >of [ou] or [@u] in most varieties of English), or merely the first part, >which, by itself, of course is a simple vowel. Then "o" and "ou" would be >[o] and [o:] or similar. > >Could you give another example of how Ng'anda'u "o" is to be pronounced?
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Elliott Belser <renyard@...>Ng'and'ana phonology