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Re: Conlang Spelling Conventions (was: OFF: More Pinyin reform...)

From:Daniel A. Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Friday, February 25, 2000, 17:12
>From: Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
>Well, in Rokbeigalmki "cursive" script, the letters /m/ and /o/ can be >confused when they're next to eachother: >/m/ looks like a curved {w} >/o/ looks like a curved {v} > >So, something that looks like {vvv} can be either /mo/ (as in _semoz_, >"sun") or /om/ (as in _sejom_ "sixes"). > >In order to disambiguate, a circle is written above the /o/ {v}. >In the "older" forms of the alphabet, the basic shape of the /o/ was what >looks like a circle on two parallel stilts. In the cursive and then >"modern" forms, the circle is normally dropped.
So it's decided. For sake of clarity, the u in -ung may optionally have a circle above it (as in Czech u-ring)! (But you have to stack a tone marker on top of it...) Danny ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at