Hardcore spellings (was Re: mu for [N] (was: Koryak Vowel harmony))
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 24, 2005, 21:00|
On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 00:22:39 +0100,
Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> Jean-François Colson <fa597525@...> writes:
> > Just for the record, to type in Kajpa I use the following conventions:
> > |b| = /b/ |nb| = /mb/ |nbq| = /m/
> > |d| = /d/ |nd| = /nd/ |ndq| = /n/
> > |g| = /g/ |ng| = /Ng/ |ngq| = /N/
> > |p| = /p/ |np| = /m_0p/ |npq| = /m_0/
> > |t| = /t/ |nt| = /n_0t/ |ntq| = /n_0/
> > |k| = /k/ |nk| = /N_0k/ |nkq| = /N_0/
> Haha! Regular, indeed, but |nbq| for /m/ is hardcore, isn't it? :-)
It is. I hereby nominate it for the 2005 Andreas Award.
> Little children start speaking by saying |nbqanbqa|! :-)
> Qthen|gai's main problem seems to be that it has uvular, pharyngeal,
> but no labial sounds.
The Qthen|gai dialects in which /u/ is unrounded should be as good as
lip-reading-proof, like your earlier Tyl-Sjok. You seem to have
a taste against using the lips in conlangs ;-)
> Very bad idea to use the Latin alphabet.
> But that's what 'romanisation' is about.
But I find your romanization of Qthen|gai quite straightforward.
As straightforward as a romanization of such a rare beast can be.