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Re: Kalini Sapak bits (or How to buse the letter "X" ...)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, November 15, 2001, 8:29
En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:

> > Now, I don't want to use any digraphs (esp as that's only 23 phonemes > and > the Latin alphabet 's got 26 letters). My current idea is "q" for /x/ > (Somali does this), "c" for /G/ (after-all, "c" is related to gamma > ...) > and, take a deep breath, "x" for /N/. I know this last is pretty > counter-intuitive, but "x" is used for a bit of everything around the > world, > so why not a velar nasal? Also, pretty much everything else is already > used. > Anyone got any comments/ideas? > > The rest are going to be the same as IPA, except /j/ which'll be written > "y" > for aesthetical reasons. >
Well, as already someone proposed, I'de better see 'x' for /x/, 'j' for /G/ and 'q' for /N/. At least, Spanish uses 'j' for the voiceless velar fricative, so it wouldn't be that strange that another language uses it for the voiced velar fricative, especially since you use 'y' for /j/.
> > In all likelihood, I'll come up with more, but what ya think this far? >
I find it neat and quite naturalistic. It seems that Kalini Sapak has a semitic- like structure, with three-consonnantal roots. Am I right? Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.