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Re: The latest revision of the LANCA alphabet

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 1, 2003, 6:22
Quoting Danny Wier <dawier@...>:

> From: "Andreas Johansson" <andjo@...> > > > Quoting Danny Wier <dawier@...>: > > [...] > > > > S [s] or [S] > > > > 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. > > My logic was Z being /dz)/ as in Latin;
Z [dz] in Latin? I thought it was just a way of indicating /s/ when derived from Greek /z/?
> and X is /ts)/ because of its > similarities to /ks/, it's Latin value. I never liked <x> for /dz)/ and > XH > for /dZ)/ in Albanian, too arbitrary. I'd even prefer using the numeral > 3 to > that. Laz, a Kartvelian language spoken in Turkey, does that anyway.
I don't like this feature of Albanian either, but thought it deserved being pointed out. X=/ts/ feels pretty alien to me too.
> > Are the postalveolar variants phonetically triggered? > > They're the palatized variants, appearing before I and maybe E and V.
Ah. Andreas