My new toy: Spanish sylabary
|From:||Carlos Thompson <carlos_thompson@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 21, 1999, 3:47|
Well, I've been working in a way to write Spanish making it a little more
difficult to decipher, but yet easy to use when you know it, and I came o=
trying a sylabary.
The concepts behind:
Spanish is mostly CV with a lot of variaces which make it really more lik=
where C is any consonant, L is liquid <l> or <r> (not al clusters allowed=
C2 and C3 are a subset of C with some restrictions, and (S1) and (S2) are
Anyhow this is much better for a sylabary than English.
I decided for a standard CSV syllabe, where a CLV syllabe would split C-L=
and a CVS would split in CV-S and any CVC syllabe would be CV-C.
This make a word like _monstruo_ to be split in mo-n-s-t-ruo
Then is a question of choosing the elements. This is not a true sylabary
after each sylable has a regular pattern.
Consonants were chosen first, looking at the distribustion of Spanish
m n J
p b t d tS k g
B f (T)D s j\ G h
where /w/ and /j/ are alophonies of vowels. /T/ and /L/ are present in
Castillian. Trying to look after regular patterns, rereading /tS/ as a
palatal oclusive and taking only the fricative allophiny of <b>, <d> and
<g>, this appeared:
m n J
p t tS k
B D j\ G
where laterals and voiceless fricative can get a place:
p m t n tS J k
f B T D s j\ h G
where I decided to keep /T/ and /L/ because a) there are pronounced
different then /s/ and /j\/ in some dialects and b) they have their own
orthographic values in common Spanish Romanization.
Filling the gaps, using a glyph for each of the four "points of
articulations" above, one for the "voice" and one for the
oclusion/frication... it gave the consonant base of the script.
Then add the vowels: I decided that /a/ was unmarked, /e/ and /o/ were
marked bellow the consonant glyph, /i/ and /u/ above, and there would be =
marker for no vowel. Also raising semivowels, would be marked as either =
or /u/ but slightly moved.
-- Carlos Th
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- =BFPor qu=E9 no?
- No tiene sentido.
- =BFQu=E9 sentido? El sentido no existe.
- El sentido inverso. O el sentido norte. El sentido com=FAn, tal ve=
sin sentido, como aqu=ED.
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