Re: names in conlangs
|From:||Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 9, 2006, 2:12|
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Elliott Lash wrote:
> The _i_ is a mark of palatalization on the following
> Donnchadh mac Fearchair /donxa mak fjarxarj/
> Fearchar mac Domhnaill /fjarxar mak do~nalj/
> (note that that's VERY approximate, don't quote me on
> the pronunciation of the final <-dh> and the
> pronunciation of the double <n> or <l>. Also, <j> is
> meant to show palatalization and probably should be
> written differently in sampa, maybe r_j, f_j, l_j.
Close enough, but the former might be better transcribed as
/don@xA mAk f_j&rxAr_j/, and latter as /f_j&rxAr mAk do~:nAl_j/.
There's also tendency for palatalisation to spill over, so in
the former, 'mac' would end up being pronounced /mAc/.
Keith Gaughan | http://talideon.com/
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