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Re: orthographical question.

From:J Matthew Pearson <pearson@...>
Date:Thursday, March 29, 2001, 20:33
Frank George Valoczy wrote:

> I have a little difficulty here with the Dalmatian orthography. How to > represent /S/ and /tS/ where the [i] following is not syllabic? > > As I have it now, /Sta:lu/ is written [scitalu]. Also in suffices it will > happen that there's an -i- there which isn't pronounced hardly, let alone > syllabic...
This solution is not very Romance-like (Romantic?), but how about using a "j"? So /Sta:lu/ would be "scjtalu" or some such. I once did a sketch for a conlang in which /s/ and /t/ were palatalised before /i/, or at the end of a word. Word-initially and word-medially, [S] and [tS] were written "s(i)" and "t(i)", and word-finally they were written "sj" and "tj": /Sim/ "sim" /Sam/ "siam" /kaSu/ "kasiu" /kaS/ "kasj" Matt.


Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>