Poetry in conlangs, was Re: Metrical Stress, Feet,
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 13, 2004, 9:26|
At 15:16 11.2.2004, James W wrote:
> >Þis iz not Inglisc, ðyst an Inglisc-inspír'd
> >speling for Ingliç. Hú hard iz it to réd for
> >/BP 8^)
>I had very little trouble with it. Your use of /e/ for [i] threw me for a
At 02:12 12.2.2004, Muke Tever wrote:
+AN4-is iz not Inglisc, +APA-yst an Inglisc-insp+AO0-r'd
>>>speling for Ingli+AOc-. +AKA-H+APo- hard iz it to r+AOk-d for
>>I had very little trouble with it. Your use of /e/ for [i] threw me for
>>a bit though.
>Very little trouble here, too, though |+APA-| for /dZ/ threw me (but then,
>considering Croatian use of |+ARE-|...)
Final unstressed I/i is spelled _-e_. This is perhaps
a bit far out, but in Inglisc orthography this is based on the
observation that Old English has final _-e_ but no final _-i_,
whereas phonetically spelled modern English would have no
unstressed final /E/. So the antiquarizing framers of the
Inglisc orthography decided to write final /I/ with _-e_.
I'm thinking of changing the scheme so that /S/ is _x_
and /dZ/ is _ç_, so that _ð_ can be used for /D/.
I didn't like _ð_=/dZ/ in the first place, but was in a
bit of a fix. In fact I'd prefer ezh for /dZ/, but as
it is not in Latin-1 I'll have to have one modified _z_
stand in for another. Alternatively I could use _i_
for both /I/ and /j/, thus freeing up _j_ for /dZ/.
This should also mean that I start to distinguish
/U/ _w_ and /u/ _u_, which IMO would be weird.
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