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Tibetan orthography (was: Why my conlangs SUCK!!!)

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 21, 2004, 22:59
Trebor Jung wrote at 2004-01-21 17:26:03 (-0500)
 > Philip wrote:
 > "the 3 worst ones in the world (with English and Tibetan)"
 > Wouldn't that be Irish Gaelic? Why Tibetan - what's wrong with its
 > orthography?

Basically that, at best, it accurately reflects the pronunciation in
the speech of 7th century Yarlung, while the spoken Tibetan
language(s) have undergone significant phonological changes in the
interim.  In particular, the orthography is full of formidable
consonant clusters which are not pronounced in the modern language.


B. P. Jonsson could describe the situation in more detail, having
personal experience with the language.


Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>