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".