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

From:Muke Tever <mktvr@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 21, 2002, 22:16
From: "John Cowan" <jcowan@...>
> Barbara Barrett scripsit: > > > 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. > > 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.
Or English [V]/[@], where the first is usually spelled "u" (hut, mutton..), and the second usualy not spelled "u"... *Muke! --


John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Barbara Barrett <barbarabarrett@...>