Re: Phonomic & Phonetic writing [was; pseudo welsh etc]
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 24, 2002, 12:14|
> > > Barbara Blithered;
> > > I think that one of the ways one *might* spot a constructed language
> > > finding 2 or more letters (phonetically distinct) that are the same
> > > phoneme and could have been represented by a single letter.
> > John Jotted;
> > Hepburn-style Japanese romanization has this property, as does practical
> > Quechua orthography. We write "Mitsubishi" although phonemically it is
> > "Mitubisi", and Quechua writes five vowels despite having only three
> > vowel phonemes.
>I sit corectted; it's they way in which one spots a writing or
>transcription system designed by a linguist ;-)
Perhaps not a perfect example, but German has |tz| in some places where
you've might've expected a plain |z|. Eg _Waltz_.
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