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Re: TECH: Sound-Change Rules Syntax

From:Paul Bennett <paul.w.bennett@...>
Date:Sunday, June 3, 2007, 21:07
On Sun, 03 Jun 2007 16:05:25 -0400, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>

> Paul Bennett writes: >> >> >> Any and all comments and suggestions are welcome and solicited. The >> rules themselves are incomplete, but does the format/syntax look >> doable? > > I think so. You'd need a tool that is aware of phoneme features, of > course -- mine is not, you'd have to be more explicitly in that case, > instead of changing a feature.
The point of the notation is that it defines its own features, with the "category" lines at the top, and the "root category" being literally the root of the tree from which all other categories are defined: every symbol in the language is a member of exactly one of the root categories. Re-reading it, though, it seems I have used a few categories without defining them. I shall attempt to rectify that bit of poor editing. Thanks for your thoughts so far, Paul -- Using Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: