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Re: MNCL5 Phonology and Orthography

From:Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>
Date:Thursday, November 15, 2007, 21:06
On Thu, 15 Nov 2007 14:23:20 +0100, Benct Philip Jonsson
<bpj@...> wrote:
> >Jeffrey Jones skrev: > > The phonology and orthography page for MNCL5 is up and > > ready for comments. It's at: > > > > > > > > A preliminary morphology page is also up. I'm still > > working on numbers, compounds, syntax, etc. > > > > Jeff > > > > > H is pronounced [C] following i, [x] following any other > > vowel, and [h] otherwise. > >Shouldn't it be [C] following any front vowel [i e E]?
A good question. Thanks. I've actually been thinking of eliminating [C] completely. In my pronunciation of MNCL5, it never occurs after [E]. Even after [i], I have [x] about half the time. Maybe this is because I'm using a lax [E] and a Spanish [i], which is closer to [I] than to English [i].
>And shouldn't it be IPA/Unicode rather than ASCII-IPA?
I actually prefer ASCII-IPA for reasons of typing ease and readability; for web- pages I prefer my own ASCII + superscripts method even more. I'm not very good at "should".
>Google for BabelMap if you're on Windows!
I just did and took a look at it, and it is available for Windows 98. But it seems that it outputs only the various kinds of UTF, not decimal codes. I edit HTML files using my own DOS-mode editor, so UTF would be a nightmare! In any event, I don't have the unzip program.
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Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>