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Re: Consistency in vowel sysem

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Thursday, February 5, 2004, 16:19
Quoting Remi Villatel <maxilys@...>:

> Andreas Johansson wrote: > > >>i [i] ì [y] u [u] > >>í [e] o [o] > >>ë [E] è [9] ó [O] > >>a [a] > > >>From your CXSifications, the grave seems to round, not retract, but yes, > this > > is well more systematic. Only thing to complain of would be not having > > something e-derived for [e], but you can't get everything. > > Errr... No, it's an X-SAMPAfication. ;-) > > Any way, I agree with you: something e-related is better for [e]. Besides, > the point of articulation needn't to be so obvious and all this acute and > grave accents are not so legible. There was a reason why I chose the trema. > So, here come my new (arbitrary) table of vowels: > > i [i] ü [y] u [u] > e [e] o [o] > ë [E] ø [9] ó [O] > a [a] > > "ø" stands for [2_c] (less rounded i.e. more opened) which I will simplify > as [9] because [2_c] is such a PITA! And I'll get rid of a lot of "h" with a > more obvious orthography: Version 13! (Lucky number!)
Less systematic, but certainly more friendly on the uninitiated. I might have prefered 'ö' for [9], but then I'm a German-speaking Swede ...
> Now, I can go and search and replace. This orthography version 12 didn't > live long and prosper... > > By the way, thanks for being such a merciless critic! ;-)
I'm always here to shoot people's pet projects down! :) Andreas