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Re: Ebisedian tutorial

From:Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
Date:Monday, August 19, 2002, 18:37
On Monday 19 August 2002 11:44, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> And tell me if it's clear, or still as obtuse as ever. Especially > section 2, which talks about noun cases. (Noun cases appear to be the most > confusing part of Ebisedian to people, it seems. That's why I'm covering > that first.)
Hmm - IPA / phonetic descriptions of the sounds would be appropriate, rather than forcing the reader to refer to the main grammar. Also, while I think I know the answer from previous discussions, more on "smooth" and "rough" breathing would be apropos as well. What do you mean by "a preceeding semivowel of the same value"? And just to be clear, shouldn't the description of rough breathing "with a preceding _unvoiced_ glottal fricative"? After all, if someone knows what the heck a glottal fricative is, you might as well make it absolutely clear. Side note: I like how nasality is indicated _under_ the vowel. Different, but good. Noun cases: that's clear for me. In fact, I think you did a rather nice job of explaining it. Although don't forget to include examples of the others. :Peter


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>