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

From:Barbara Barrett <barbarabarrett@...>
Date:Friday, August 23, 2002, 7:53
> > 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