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Re: Un-neccesary letters (was: Re: New/revised language: Phonology)

From:SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>
Date:Saturday, December 29, 2001, 8:52
--- Padraic Brown <agricola@...> wrote:
> Am 20.12.01, Andrew Chaney wrote: > > > ObConlang: If your language has a native alphabet, > does it include archaic > > spellings and such like -ough, kn-, etc? > > Yes. /gw/ is spelled "gou(e)" in Kerno, like > gouether (see). > Occasionally you'll find words spelled in gw-, left > over from > the days of Brithenig influence on the language. Of > course, the > case endings are "archaic spellings" as well. > Usually, the -e > and -es of the accusative are silent. Liaison rules > revive them > at times, though.
Vya:a:h, as well! Case in point... the character Romanized as kj- which is /j/ alone, but /k:j/ if preceded by g-. These could really be written by other characters, but for aesthetics and character, the "Committee of the Honorable Language of Vya:a:h of the Enclave" decided to coin the special character kj-. :) Another example would be the character Romanized as yy- which can be written as a consonant (which happens to look like x) or as a vowel. An archaic form, and rather poetic form, for yy- would be: (a) to write it with the consonant form when functioning as a vowel; (b) or to write it as y- in position 2 followed by the 'mute' character (looks like Hangul's character for yu) that acts as a filler in position 3 to indicate the doubling of position 2 character (*but technically, in "modernized" script, the mute character should never follow y-, as yy- is an independent and preferred character). Yet another characteristic of Vyh is to write the verbal infinitive and follow it by the subject pronoun, but vocalize the verb in the correct conjugated form without ever speaking the pronoun! BTW, I've 'signed-off' this list for the holiday season. (I tried to nomail, but somehow I did it wrong and still got tons of msgs so I got frustrated and just signed off)... so, if you want to reply to me, pls send to me directly or wait until end Jan.2002 when I'm officially re-enlisted. *And, please, if not urgent, do not send me many personal emails as my account will become clogged while I'm out of the country... Hyyva: a:a:rrhyyta:voa! (roughly, "Happy holidays!") Matt33 ===== Matt ( #205-4-27-4 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063 Japan Home tel/fax: +81-3-5938-6733 Matthew E.H. Swadener Nikko Salomon Smith Barney Securities, Ltd. Work tel: +81-3-5293-7233 (direct) __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send your FREE holiday greetings online!