Re: orthography and pronunciation
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 11, 2001, 19:57|
>David Peterson wrote:
> >Waj dont ju spel aniTiN dIfrIntli?
>Do not reform orthography, reform pronunciation!
>Pronounce everything exactly as is written.
>Such dialect of English would be perfect auxlang.
That'd require a few definitions: what's the phonemic value of say "gh",
"th", "ou", "c"?
Personally, I say just interpret everything as IPA. "Though" thus becomes
"[though]" - two syllables and CLUSTERS that end in [h]. I look forward to
hear Americans pronounce an unaspirated voiceless stop plus h! [c] is of
course a voiceless, unaspirated palatal stop ... Double consonants are
DOUBLE (ie, two identical short consonants in a row!), so nobody'll
pronounce "cliff" correctly. And just try to get [thought] and [aye]
correct. [english] would be something of a challenge too, not to mention
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