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Re: Osmanya (Somali) script

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 28, 2000, 23:50
On Wed, 28 Jun 2000 15:59:57 CDT, Danny Wier <dawier@...> wrote:

>I have no idea how dh is pronounced. Also note the unconventional use of c >as the voiced pharyngeal. (I have used the cent sign when using Latin-1 to >transliterate language with pharyngeal consonants.)
Digging out my copy of the Routledge "Colloquial Somali" course, I see that dh is pronounced as a voiced retroflex stop (or a flap between vowels). Actually "c" isn't a bad representation of one way of writing the voiced pharyngeal fricative, which looks a bit like a superscript "c".