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Angloclony (was: Re: clothing terms)

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Saturday, June 9, 2001, 15:48
From: "Adam Walker" <dreamertwo@...>
> It was fine with me. I found it refreshing NOT to have to wrack my brain > for those twisted SAMPA or, even worse, for Kirshenbaum symbols. IPA I > love, but the "web adaptations" leave me cold.
Certainly it may be easy to read, but a lot of the time it's not *very* informative as to actual pronunciation. (When they use lots of diphthongs it's worse.) The Druni examples aren't bad at all, but there are at least two ambiguities: >Zhul (ZHOOL) >Ramgur (rahm-GOOR) ... which doesn't tell me whether "oo" is supposed to be /u/ in the first and /U/ in the second (as the angloclony might lead to expect: <fool>, <poor>), or only one of those vowels in both cases (as I expect is meant?). And: >Genbon (gehn-BOHN) >Chatuzoteri (chah-too-zoh-TEH-ree) .. which leaves me no clear idea of the pronunciation of Druni <o> at all. :\ *Muke! --