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Some problems with the phonology and orthogra

From:Mathias M. Lassailly <lassailly@...>
Date:Friday, October 30, 1998, 19:34
Ray wrote :

> The problem it seems to me is that we need 8 vowel symbols & the Romans > bequeathed us only 6: a,e,i,o,u,y. (As you know, was used only as a vowel > by the Romans.) > > We need two other symbols;
Why did Latin only bequeath those miserable 6 vowels ? Wasn't it just to emmerde future conlangers ? I agree with 'w' to balance 'y'. But why not nice accents on vowels, or else symbols like 5 (Greek letter mu) and French g (c cedille) ? Or wait for Windows 2XXX :-) Mathias ----- See the original message at -- Free e-mail group hosting at