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Géarthnuns Pronunication Guid e (was: Re: Translating "Imagine" ( < Code-switching in music))

From:And Rosta <and.rosta@...>
Date:Sunday, October 14, 2007, 19:56
Kou, any chance of you sticking this in a pdf & posting it online somewhere? I
never ot to reaches with the further reaches of Kirschenbaum or Xsampa or CXS,
and the accented letters in the Gearthnuns romanization have come through

I'm keen to find out more about Gearthnuns, but not at the cost of trying to
decipher arcane or scrambled symbols...


Douglas Koller, On 12/10/2007 02:05:
> From: Benct Philip Jonsson <conlang@...> >> Do you have a pronunciation guide somewhere? > > No. I did this all once in Kirshenbaum, and then everyone went all XSAMPA on my > ass. Here it is to the best of my ability (where there are two options, the > first seems closer to my ear but let's just say the second is an allophone to > cover my tukhus). One hopes the transcription down-markers will *not* be > moved again. Basic letters: > > a [a] > ai [aI] > u [u] > ü [y],[Y] > i [I] > í [i] > ö [2],[9] > o [o] > e [E] > é [e] > au [O],[Q] > ou [aU] > öi [2I],[9I] > oi [oI],[OI] > b [b] > d [d] > g [g] > z [z] > dh [D] > j [dZ] > v [v] > p [p] > t [t] > k [k] > s [s] > th [T] > sh [S] > w [w] > zç [z\],[j\]; kw [kw] (same letter has two distinct values) (syllable initial, to date) > kf [kf] (only syllable initial) > f [f] > zh [Z] > ç [s\],[C] (only one syllable final example I can think of) > ng [N] > m [m] > n [n] > l [l] > r [4] > rh [X]? (Dutch "gr" seems to come close if that's what this is) [hR]? (only syllable initial) > kh [x] (only syllable final) (dabbled with this having a syllable initial value > of [L], never implemented) > ch [tS] > h [h] > > Noun marker letters, called "föths", offer no new phonetic information but are > included here so that one gets a sense of the 49-letter alphabet (these > letters occur only at the ends of nouns; if these combinations occur > elsewhere, they are written by separate letter listed above): > > bs [bs], > rs [4s] > ts [ts] > ns [ns]* > ks [ks] > ls [ls] > ths [Ts] > khs [xs] > ms [ms] > dhs [Ds] > ps [ps] > ds [ds] > fs [fs] > gs [gs] > > *A certain class of nouns invoke nasalization (SAMPA site says mark > nasalization *before* the vowel, which, though a little counter-intuitive to > *me*, is the convention I'm employing here), so: > > ans [~as] > ains [~aIs] > uns [~us] > üns [~ys],[~Ys] > ins [~Is] > íns [~is] > öns [~2s],[~9s] > ons [~os] > ens [~Es] > éns [~es] > auns [~Os],[~Qs] > ouns [~aUs] > öins [~2Is],[~9Is] > oins [~oIs],[~OIs] > > Hope this address your questions, Benct, > > Kou >