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Kjaginic: 8 points of articulation

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Saturday, September 27, 2008, 4:20
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


René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>
ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>