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Vowel inventory (was Re: What criteria do you have for your own or others' languages?)

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Thursday, December 7, 2006, 0:47
--- "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh@...> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 12:57:39PM -0800, Gary Shannon wrote: > [...] > > The plain vanilla Roman alphabet works fine for me, although I also > > like using the Shavian alphabet since I'm very fluent in it. > [...] > > I, OTOH, would love to use the Cyrillic alphabet for my next conlang (if > I ever get around to it), if only to somewhat mitigate the poverty of > vowels in the Roman/Latin alphabet. Tatari Faran was OK with > Romanization because of its simple phonetic inventory, but I had lots of > trouble fitting Ebisedian's vowel system because it had 9 vowels plus > length & nasalization. Pity I didn't know the Cyrillic alphabet back > then. > > > T > > -- > If you compete with slaves, you become a slave. -- Norbert Wiener >
I have a strong tendency in all my conlangs to use the five vowels in "Mogadishu day", and call it good enough. --gary