Re: Poem in Fynetik Inglix
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 9, 1999, 0:44|
John Cowan wrote:
> For essentially the same reason: to indicate that "oo" has its "long"
> sound as in "croon", rather than its "short" sound as in "foot".
> I personally feel that this change is unnecessary, as many words
> fluctuate between the "short" and "long" pronunciation (coop, roof, e.g.)
> anyway, and minimal pairs are few on the ground.
Actually, that would, IMO, be quite useful. People who say /rUf/ can
write "roof", and those who say /ruf/ can write "roofe".
Of course, this is assuming that you WANT dialect rendered in writing,
which I think is a bad idea, simply because of prejudices people have
about certain dialects. Which is why it annoys me when newspapers and
the like say things when giving quotes like "he said in a deep southern
"Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." -
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