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Re: mu for [N] (was: Koryak Vowel harmony)

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Sunday, January 23, 2005, 18:21
Jean-François Colson wrote:
> On Friday, January 21, 2005 12:07 AM, B. Garcia wrote: > >> I use ñ for /N/ in Montreiano because the sound /J/ broke into /n_j/. >> the n velarized due to the /j/, and then in order to prevent >> confusion, |i| was added after ñ despite the fact I could've just used >> ñ for /Nj/. >> >> So for instance: >> >> ANNUS (I hope I have that one right :)) > anno /an:o/ > año /aJo/ > >> /an_jo/ > añio /aNjo/. >> >> So, now, Montreianos use ñ solely for /N/. > > > They're not alone. Tatar use |ñ| for /N/ too since at least 2001. Look at > >
Probably under the influence of Turcologist usage. I have seen |ñ| for /N/ in a grammar of Ottoman Turkish written as early as 1916. Ottoman Turkish had lost the phoneme /N/, but it still had a separate grapheme |ڭ| (Kaaf with three dots above). -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)