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! :)
|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).
"A mind which thinks at its own expense will always
interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760