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Re: Alphabet

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Saturday, November 3, 2001, 2:32
On Friday, November 2, 2001, at 03:22 , Nik Taylor wrote:

> Yoon Ha Lee wrote: >> I heard it called the "plosive" mark in James Heisiger's book on learning >> hiragana. :-p I like this feature of Japanese a lot, though I haven't >> had an opportunity to steal it for a conscript yet. > > An early version of Uatakassi's syllabry had a "fricative mark", but I > decided to abandon it, as there was no justification for it. The script > was created for Uatakassi, not a borrowing, and there are no systematic > stop-fricative alternations, whereas Japanese's voicing mark is very > handy because of the frequent voicing in compounds (e.g., hira+kana -> > hiragana) >
<nod> Yeah--some early version of Czevraqis had me playing around with a voicing mark, and I decided to abandon it because there just wasn't enough regularity as a feature.
>> THAC0 is NOT a Mexican food. > > What is THACO?
Oh. <blush> "To hit armor class 0." It's from Dungeons & Dragons (the roleplaying system). I'm afraid my tags are a mishmash of physics, math, computer and roleplaying humor. Yoon Ha Lee [] Life is complex: it consists of real and imaginary parts.


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>Alphabet ... and laughter :-)