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Re: Kjaginic: 8 points of articulation

From:René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>
Date:Saturday, September 27, 2008, 7:20
2008/9/27 Herman Miller <hmiller@...>:
> Kjaginic, my new writing system for Tirelat and related languages, is > designed around 4 different points of articulation, like Ljörr and similar > systems, by using reflections and rotations of characters. But that's not > enough for some Tirelat dialects (with 5 contrasting points of articulation > for fricatives) and other languages which may have even more contrasts. So > I'm testing a modification of Kjaginic that has strokes joined in the middle > of the horizontal curve in addition to the ones joined at the end. This way > I can get 8 different points of articulation, which should be enough for > most langs. > > > > I still need to figure out how the possible points of articulation can be > assigned to these shapes. There could be some flexibility depending on > language, but one possibility would be something like this: > > column 1: bilabial, labiodental > column 2: dental > column 3: alveolar > column 4: post-alveolar, retroflex > column 5: palatal > column 6: velar > column 7: uvular, pharyngeal > column 8: epiglottal, glottal
I imagine that the challenge of writing palindromes in human languages is parallelled by writing texts in Kjaginic which can be read upside down :) René


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Herman Miller <hmiller@...>