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?
> The alphabet, as you see, is Latin, and lowercase is unused.
> But... some Trolls interpret voiceless and voiceless stops (and the
> affricate) as aspirated and plain, making B = [p] and P = [p_h]. And
> 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
> Japanese, so far.