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Re: BrSc Akuefi

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Friday, June 25, 2004, 4:18
On Thursday, June 24, 2004, at 11:09 , Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:

> At 19:17 6/23/2004, Ray Brown wrote: > > >> It's really high time the poor things got named. BP suggested that BrScA >> has its one CVC shape name. The word shall have no meaning other than the >> name of the language. I agree. As |y| is a vowel (= /ai/) in BrScA, I did >> toy with either 'xyz' or 'zyx' as the name. But maybe not very >> imaginative. > > Assuming _x_ = /S/ and _z_ = /dZ/ I definitely prefer /dZajS@/,
_x_ is almost certain to be /S/. _z_ might be /dz/ rather than /dZ/.
> since /SajdZ@/ is a tung-twister to me, and morover gives me > associations to /Sajt@/, which isn't fortunate either in English > or German.
It reminder me rather of English 'shyster', which is also unfortunate. So I'm not inclined to 'xyz'. I was trying to think of a CVC combo I could use without the likelihood one day of wishing it was spare to convey some required meaning. If, e.g. I harked back to BrSc and went for something like 'bas', 'bax' or whatever, I might, when I seriously start to build up vocabulary, have wished I could use them for some other meaning. Maybe, I should just write myself random word generators for BrScA and for BrScB, run of a list of, say, 20 for each and see if any of them intuitively hit me as 'the name' :) Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760