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Re: OT-ish:Conlang Census

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 11, 2004, 13:19
Quoting Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>:

> At 12:42 8.2.2004, Andreas Johansson wrote: > > >Thanks to the half-assed way we assimilate the spellings of loans, Swedish > >probably deserves some sort of prize for atrocious ways of spelling [x]. > Let's > >see, we have 'sj', 'sk', 'skj', 'stj', 'ch', 'sch', 'sh', 'g', 'j'. That's > >nine already, and I'm quite possibly forgetting one or three. > > Actually there are 23, if you count _xj_ in _Växjö_! > > ch, che, g, ge, gi, ige, j, je, sc, sch, sh, shi, si, > sj, sk, skj, ssi, ssj, stg, sti, stj, ti
I see I left out an "initial" above. I wouldn't forget the entire "-ion" class! I can't seem to think of examples for some of those - 'che', 'je', 'gi', 'ige', 'sc'? Then, there's arguably 'i' in words like _nation_, _motion_! Clearly, the 't' is spelling the /t/ ... :) Andreas