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R: Re: R: orthographical question.

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Saturday, March 31, 2001, 12:46
Jesse Bangs wrote:

> Mangiat sikayal: > > > Italian wouldn't deal with this. There is no way to write [St]. You can > > switch to <st>. 'Schweiz' [Svajts], for istance, became 'Svizzera' > > ['zvittsera] in Italian. You can keep the <sci> solution (<scitalu> is
> > that bad, after all). If you want Dalmatian to resemble Rumanian, you
> > add breve signs... and use them in this case as well. > > Hate to be pedantic, but I have to stop this misinformation before it goes > any further. Romanian does *not* use the breve over {i}. The only letter > that takes the breve is {a}, which is used to represent [@], the schwa.
I knew it. But you can't deny that a breve sign would anyway make the orthography somehow resemble Rumanian. Is there any other European language still using breve signs? I am sure Latvian uses macrons, but lacks breves. Luca
> <pontificate> > Romanian only has a problem with representing [tS] and [dZ] before > consonants, and in that case the solution in standard written Romanian is > actually to reduce them to [S] and [Z], which are written with {s,} > (s-cedilla) and {j}. Thus from 'veci'=[vetS], you have 'veci+nic' > > ves,nic = [veSnic], instead of [vetSnic], which is unspellable in > modern Romanian. However, in dialect you do hear [vetSnic], and in older > texts you do have the spelling {vecinic}. I haven't seen it with the > cedilla, but I suspect that the texts I've read have been respelled > somewhat, since Romanian orthography has varied widely over time and > space. > </pontificate> > > > Jesse S. Bangs > "It is of the new things that men tire--of fashions and proposals and > improvements and change. It is the old things that startle and > intoxicate. It is the old things that are young." > -G.K. Chesterton _The Napoleon of Notting Hill_ > Conlanger code: CLI> l%p+++ cS:R:N:H a++ y n18d:6 X+++ A-- E-- L-- N2.5 > Idmp k++ ia-- p+ m++ o+++ P d++ b++ Yivríndil >


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