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

From:DOUGLAS KOLLER <laokou@...>
Date:Friday, February 25, 2000, 19:26
From: "Vasiliy Chernov"

> Kinda parallel to English spellings like _some_, _world_, _money_, etc. > > Are spelling rules of anybody's conlang influenced by this type of > concerns, I wonder?
Not spelling rules per se, but: In Géarthnuns cursive, a, au, and p, as well as ai, ou, and b could be easily confused. So dotting them becomes crucial. "a" is unmarked, "au" has a dot above (its connector is also supposed to be looped, but could easily get left by the wayside in rapid writing), and "p" has a dot below; the same strategies are used to disambiguate ai, ou, and b, respectively. Kou