Re: Romaji as syllabary
|From:||Damian Yerrick <tepples@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 28, 2005, 23:45|
"Ray Brown" <ray.brown@...> wrote:
> 1. I am not eniterely happy at the present system where lexical morphemes
> will begin with a consonant + unstressed vowel + stressed vowel. I know
> Fuishiki Okamoto was quite happy with short vowels followed immediately by
> long vowels in Babm, but the similar feature in Bax troubles me a little.
> If the unstressed vowel is either /i/ or /u/ then [j] or [w] could be used
> instead. But what does one do with unstressed /a/ before a stressed vowel?
Here I'll suggest treating unstressed /a/ as aspiration, for example
/paí/ as [p_hi], as a sort of allusion to PIE laryngeals.
> As there are 133 possible CV and another 133 possible VC combos,
> this does not seem to be making the best use of them. It occurs to me
> that in a _briefscript_ one ought to make better use of them.
Should a briefscript allow for some error detection?
> Darn browsers! I test my pages with Mozilla and Opera - and they work OK.
> I've given up trying with Internet Explorer, as my version, at least,
> seems hopeless. But some info please. How do I tell your browser to handle
> Unicode? How do I include IPA symbols the in the html coding? I've tried
> decimal & IE doesn't like that either.
With IE, it appears you need to use CSS font-family: to render
the body with a font containing IPA symbols. Use Character
Map to find an appropriate font. Unlike IE, Mozilla knows
how to do font substitution in cases where a font lacks glyphs
for a given character.
> I guess the only sure way is to create pdf documents - and I don't
> have the software to do that.
Ghostscript is free software that replaces Acrobat Distiller.