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Re: another syllabary

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Saturday, June 12, 2004, 19:50
On Thursday, June 10, 2004, at 05:40 , takatunu wrote:

> Pisina syllabary (27 fonts) > Pilota somiki kilita Pisina (27 somiki) > Frtzvggytfcn (27zvg)
Another Roman letter syllabary - great stuff! :)
> -------- > a--a > @--i > o--u
> i--ya > u--yu > o--wa
|o| seems to have two different values - also |e| doesn't appear, altho |@ | does. Should the latter in fact be |e|? Interesting - and, as I see it, more sensible than the Babm [bO'a:bOmu] syllabary (Can anyone see a system in that one? I can't). I started to play around with the idea of a Roman letter syllabary way back in the late 1950s & have continued to do so, on and oft, ever since. All my early schemes had just three vowels /i/, /a/, /u/ as yours does. 5 years ago, Dirk Elzinga came up with an intriguing scheme which enabled the Roman letters to be used in a CV syllabary which catered for 6 vowels, three high & three low, thus: /i/ /1/ /u/ /e/ /a/ /o/ You might be interested in looking at: But you will need to make sure you have a Unicode compliant browser to see the IPA symbols, otherwise you get a lot of question marks instead (Maybe I should PDF the page some day). Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760