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Re: The latest revision of the LANCA alphabet

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Monday, March 31, 2003, 7:31
Quoting Danny Wier <dawier@...>:

> I've expanded the alphabet and phonology of the more "formal" form of > Trollish. It's more like Sumerian and Etruscan now. > > A [a] > B [b] > C [g] > D [d] > E [E] or [e] > H [h] or [x] > I [i] as vowel, [j] as consonant > K [k] > L [l] > M [m] > N [n] > O [O] or [o] > P [p] > R [r] > S [s] or [S] > T [t] > V [u] as vowel, [w] as consonant > X [ts] or [tS] > Z [dz] or [dZ]
While I normally hate using |x| for anything voiced, you might consider switching X and Z to agree with German and Albanian respectively. Are the postalveolar variants phonetically triggered? Andreas
> The alphabet, as you see, is Latin, and lowercase is unused. > > But... some Trolls interpret voiceless and voiceless stops (and the > sibilant > affricate) as aspirated and plain, making B = [p] and P = [p_h]. And > still > others have only one kind of stop, just [p] in the labial class. Those > either ambiguously write both B and P, or only P. > > Also, I REALLY want a syllabry for this! My ideas come from Canadian > and > Japanese, so far. >


Danny Wier <dawier@...>