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Re: Romaji as syllabary

From:Ph. D. <phild@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 16, 2005, 16:57
I think he meant it as a syllabary for a conlang.

See the auxlang BABM, where each letter (except
a e i o u) has an inherent vowel attached. B is
always pronounced as "bo", M as "mu", etc.

Bryan Parry said:
> But what syllables exist in English? Probably not > these syllables. > > > --- Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...> wrote: >> I just woke up with this odd thought running through >> my mind for a quick and easy syllabary. Each of the >> 26 letters of the Roman alphabet could be treated as >> a syllable and pronounced in full within the context >> of the word. Thus "STO" would be pronounced "es'tio", >> "HAD" would be "aitchay'dee". >> >> Then maybe the lower case letters could represent an >> alternate syllable like "R" = "aar" while "r" = >> "ro". >> Maybe the rule could be vowel before consonant in the >> upper case and vowel after consonant in the lower >> case. ("M" = "em", "m" = "ma", "P" = "ep", "p" = >> "pee", "TO" = "tio", "tO" = "eto", etc. (But what >> about "A" vs "a" hmmm. I don't know.)) >> >> That would make for an easy-to-remember 52 symbol >> syllabary. And it could be easily mapped onto a >> custom made font that worked easily with the >> standard >> English keybord. >> >> Is 52 enough? There would be 140,608 valid >> 3-syllable >> words and 7.3 million 4-syllable words. That seems >> like enough.