Re: Introducing Paul Burgess and his radioactive imagination!
|From:||H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 12, 2003, 18:35|
On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 10:26:57AM +0100, BP Jonsson wrote:
In fact, I much prefer that orthography than in the ASCII orthography
which I use here only by necessity. The ASCII orthography is unconsciably
ugly, as Jesse Bangs puts it, and is probably responsible for a large part
of Ebisedian's freaklang reputation.
> How does that relate to the ASCIIfication you use in email?
The ASCII version simply substitutes the glyphs not representable in
- the smallcaps k, t, c, p with carets are written as K, T, C, P in the
- reverse epsilon is written as _3_
- omega is written as _w_
- o-slash is written as _0_ (I was thinking of the old slashed-zero glyph
from the character sets of long ago.)
- acute accent is indicated by suffixing with apostrophe (I know there are
acute letters in ASCII, but they are missing a few important letters so
I decided to use apostrophe for everything, for consistency's sake)
- macron is indicated by duplicating the vowel (so a-macron is written
_aa_); adjacent identical vowels have an extra hyphen between them
because otherwise they are misread as a single long vowel.
- smooth accent (the tear-drop accent) is indicated by prefixing with a
- subscript tilde (nasality) is indicated by suffixing with tilde (~).
> > The abrupt breathing, which is the normal vowel breathing, is pro-
> >nounced with a preceding glottal stop. For example, ¡ is pronounced
> >[Pi], and a¡ is pronounced [PaPi].
> > The smooth breathing, indicated as ` a, is pronounced with a preceding
> >semivowel. For example, ` ¡ is pronounced [ji], ` y is pronounced [4y], ` u
> >is pronounced [wu], and ` a is pronounced [a
> > The rough breathing, indicated as ha, is pronounced with a preceding
> >unvoiced glottal fricative. For example, h 3 is pronounced [h9:].
> This is exactly like Tibetan. Did you steal it there, somewhere else or in
> thin air?[snip]
Actually, I came up with it independently. It was only later when I was
struggling to find an IPA representation for it that somebody pointed out
that Tibetan also has it. Yet another anadewism. :-)
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-- Napoleon Bonaparte