Re: Costanice Phonology Sketch
|From:||JS Bangs <jaspax@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 17, 2005, 2:42|
> > Is Costanice customarily written in the Roman
> > alphabet, or is that merely a transcription?
> > FWIW I would find it sad if they don't use
> > Greek letters.
> I would find it most interesting if they wrote in a mixture of the Greek
> and roman alphabets. For example, using the roman alphabet as much as
> possible, but retaining a minimal number of Greek letters where needed,
> for instance Xi and a few others.
That would really bug me. Both Latin and Greek letters are fine by
themselves, but they look very strange when mixed. Greek letters have
never developed serifs, and the general format of the characters is
different--that's a no go.
For the most part, the language is written with Latin letters, but
there does exist a Greek orthography, which I imagine is only used in
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