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 elegancecounts
> > for a lot. Diacritics, silent letters, and just about anything elseis
> > permissible except bringing in characters from other alphabets. Havefun!
> 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
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
Jesse S. Bangs Pelíran
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