Consistency in vowel sysem
|From:||Remi Villatel <maxilys@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 3, 2004, 3:40|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
>>>>a [a] ä 
>>>>e [e] ë [E]
>>>>o [o] ö [O]
>>>>u [u] ü [y]
> Since Latin obeys that universal 'bout spreading its vowels evenly over the
> vowel tetragon, pretty much any vowel is going to be within one or two steps
> from one of the ones with a Latin letter for it.
> But fairly many will expect 'ö' to refer to what they don't know is a front
> mid rounded vowel, and 'ä' to something e-like. Switching 'ö' and 'ä' would
> leave you with only one atrociously spelt vowel.
Well, this roman script for Shaquelingua was supposed to have been invented
by a bunch of shaquean linguists. An Human shouldn't come and say "It's all
wrong". ;-) Here's my new proposal:
i [i] ì [y] u [u]
í [e] o [o]
ë [E] è  ó [O]
So the acute accent means more opened and the grave accent means less
frontness (more backness?). The trema of [E] is just to make clear that it's
never a mute "e".
lakoth'rja bí-tókyoí gèrh'frë !
[lakot_h^xja be:^tOkHoe g9x_h^fxE]
(negative-imperative-future-indicative)'thou wrong (immaterial quality
= Don't say that this is wrong! ;-)