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
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].
>Jeffrey Jones skrev:
> > The phonology and orthography page for MNCL5 is up and
> > ready for comments. It's at:
> > http://qiihoskeh.googlepages.com/M5Orthog.htm
> > 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]?
>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.
>Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
> "C'est en vain que nos JosuÃ©s littÃ©raires crient
> Ã la langue de s'arrÃªter; les langues ni le soleil
> ne s'arrÃªtent plus. Le jour oÃ¹ elles se *fixent*,
> c'est qu'elles meurent." (Victor Hugo)