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
> 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.