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Re: Phonomic & Phonetic writing [was; pseudo welsh etc]

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Saturday, August 24, 2002, 12:14
Barbara wrote:
> > > Barbara Blithered; > > > I think that one of the ways one *might* spot a constructed language >is > > > 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 ;-) >Barbara
Perhaps not a perfect example, but German has |tz| in some places where you've might've expected a plain |z|. Eg _Waltz_. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: