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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 > >nátivz? > > > >/BP 8^) > >I had very little trouble with it. Your use of /e/ for [i] threw me for a >bit though. > >James W.
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 >>>n+AOE-tivz? >> >>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. /BP 8^) -- B.Philip Jonsson (delete X) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Truth, Sir, is a cow which will give [skeptics] no more milk, and so they are gone to milk the bull." -- Sam. Johnson (no rel. ;)