Re: simple phonology
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 3, 2005, 12:39|
On Sun, 2 Jan 2005 16:26:14 -0500, J. 'Mach' Wust <j_mach_wust@...> wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Jan 2005 22:04:33 +0200, Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> wrote:
> >I've been working on an Arabic orthography for English that makes use
> >of Arabic emphatic and non-emphatic consonants in order to mark the
> >vowels as different English vowels.
> >For example:
> >( />/ = emphatic)
> >|bat| = /bEt/ "bet"
> >|bat>| = /bVt/ "butt"
> >|ba:t| = /b&t/ "bat"
> >|ba:t>| = /bat/ "bot"
> >When none of the necessary consonants have an emphatic equivalent, I
> >just throw in an |`ayn| /3/ instead.
> What an excellent trick!
I believe a similar scheme was used in Ottomon Turkish script to
indicate vowel harmony (i.e. certain consonants were written
before/after front vowels and others before/after back vowels --
probably emphatic for back).
That way, apparently you could get a legible (if not unambiguous)
representation of the language.
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
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