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Re: HELP: Hiksi Tone Spelling--ENTER AND WIN!!

From:Jesse Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Thursday, July 18, 2002, 3:22
On Wed, 17 Jul 2002 20:08:30 -0400 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
> JS Bangs wrote: > > The ultimate arbiter is my own aesthetic judgement, but elegance
> > for a lot. Diacritics, silent letters, and just about anything else
> > permissible except bringing in characters from other alphabets. Have
> > Can you tell us about the rest of the phonology? Otherwise how will we > know what silent letters can be used without fear of ambiguity?
Eh, sure. I meant to do that, but forgot about it. Since we're just concerned with orthography here, I won't get into a complete discussion of the phonology, but just a list of the orthographic conventions: unused: b, c, d, j, r, v, x, z Orthography more or less the same as IPA: /p t k f s h m n w a e o i u/ |g| = [N] (negotiable; I've considered the alternate |ñ| = [N], and if you want to change this in your scheme go ahead) |y| = [j] |ao| = [Q] (negotiable) Syllable structure is CV with nasal+stop, stop+/s/ and anything+glide as valid onsets, plus any of the previous with a glide. No diphthongs or coda consonants. Jesse S. Bangs Pelíran jaspax@ "Oh, look, you earned your wings Are you an angel now or a vulture?" --Pedro the Lion