New cyriliic orthography for WT6b
|From:||Paul Bennett <paulnkathy@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 19, 2000, 5:26|
I've (finally) managed to produce a non-roman orthography for a conlang.
Well, okay, it's just a phonology (WT6b) at the moment, plus a vague notion
of sistership with the other Wene-thagojic langs (Wenetaic, Meynian, mQlo`
It's a Cyrillic orthography (possibly the second-most popular 'non-native'
conlang orthog?), but not a straightforward Russian one.
The orthography is inspired by the Abkhaz version of the Cyrillic alphabet,
rather than the standard Russian version, and there are a few other chars
poached from various other langs, as well as few diacritic- and digraph-
combinations of my own.
I can't (as yet) produce cyrillic characters in e-mail and be even remotely
confident that y'all'll be able to read them, so I'll quote Unicode 2.1
numbers longhand. I also give the X-SAMPA for the name of the letter.
The rows in the table below are Capital Romanised, lowercase romanised, X-
SAMPA, Capital Unicode Number, lowercase unicode number and X-SAMPA of the
Name (in Russian if not indicated), in that order. Unnamed letters are
diacritised versions of named latters.
An asterisk stands for "followed by the 'soft sign'"
A plus stands for "followed by the 'hard sign'"
B b b 0411 0431 bE
Vh vh v 0412 0432 vE
V v B 0412* 0432*
G g g 0413 0433 gE
Q q G 0494 0495 Abkhaz /G@/
Qh qh R 0494* 0495*
D d d 0414 0434 dE
Z^ z^ Z 0416 0436 ZE
Z^h z^h z\ 0416* 0436*
Z z z 0417 0437 zE
Z" z" r\_r 0417* 0437*
Dh dh D 0417+ 0437+
Zh zh Z 04E0 04E1 Abkhaz /dz@/
J j j 0419 0439 i 'kratk@jI
K k k 041A 043A ka
L l l 041B 043B El
Lh lh L\ 0409 0459 SC /L\@/
M m m 041C 043C Em
N n n 041D 043D En
N~ n~ N 040A 045A SC /J@/
N^ n^ N\ 041D+ 043D+
W" w" H 04A8 04A9 Abkhaz /H@/
Y y M\ 04A8* 04A9*
P p p 043F 041F pE
R r r\ 0420 0440 Er
R^ r^ r\` 0420* 0440*
S s s 0421 0441 Es
Sh sh S 4021* 0441*
Th th T 0421+ 0441+
T t t 0422 0442 tE
P^ p^ t_N 04AC 04AD Abkhaz /t@/
W w w 040E 045E Belarusian /'u ka'rotkaje/
W^ w^ v\ 040E* 045E*
Fh fh f 0424 0444 Ef
F f p\ 0424* 0444*
X x x 0425 0445 xa
Xh xh X 0425* 0445*
H h h 04BA 04BB Azeri, Tatar & Kazakh /he/
S^ s^ s` 0428 0448 Sa
S^h s^h s\ 0428* 0448*
The vowel system is still to be decided, but will probably be a set of
"pure" (ie non-yotated) vowels, with yotated variants used in recent loans
and in writing non WT6b names (etc).
Any comments on either the romanisation or the 'cyrillisation'?