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].
> >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/ ... :)