Re: Babel text in Orêlynna
|Date:||Monday, June 16, 2003, 4:15|
On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 12:45, James W wrote:
> Some notes:
> * /i/ = [I]
> * /y/ = [i]
> * /th/ = [T] - how do I type in a thorn?
> * /dh/ = [D] - how do I type in an eth?
Just to let you know, /sl&S@z/ (slashes) are used to surround /f@nIimIk
repr@z@nt&iS@nz/ (phonemic representations---a broad look at the sounds,
that shows only sounds that are distinguished from others). [skwe:
br\&k@ts] (square brackets) are used for [fn=e4Ik r\epr\_0z@t&iS@nz]
(phonetic representations---a narrower one that takes the sounds without
regard for the language). <Angle brackets> are used for <orthographic
representations> (the way the written language writes stuff).
So what you wanted to say is:
<i> = /I/ or [I]
<y> = /i/ or [i]
<th> = /T/ or [T]
<dh> = /D/ or [D]
To type a thorn, if you have an international keyboard layout, type
either AltGr-t or AltGr-p (depending on the actual layout). If you have
Unix, you might be able to do compose/multi, t, h if you have a
To type an eth, if you have an international keyboard layout, type
AltGr-d. If you have Unix, you might be able to do compose/multi, d, h
or compose/multi, d, -.
AltGr is the right-hand alt key. Alternatively (e.g. if you only have
one Alt key on a laptop), on Windows, you can use Alt-Ctrl (but this
still requires the US-International layout).
If you're running Windows and don't have the US-International layout
already enabled, open the keyboards control panel, go to the layouts tab
and then add the US-International layout. Note, though, that now if you
type 'a (`a etc.), you'll get á (� etc.). To get a plain appostrophe
(grave etc.), type '<space> (`<space etc.).
There's another way you can do it on Windows by typing Alt-charactercode
where charactercode is the charactercode of the character on the
numberpad. But as I never use them, I can't remember them. Someone else
might fill you in.