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Re: OT: Semi-OT: A proposed unified Quechua-Aymara orthography

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 15, 2002, 23:15
From: "Rob Nierse" <rnierse@...>

> Danny wrote: > >Anyway, I came up with just one more proposal for a unified phonological > >spelling system for Quechua (which can be found in numerous dialects),
> >also merged it with Aymara, according to a comparison of phonologies for > >both:
> So, in Ayacucho dialect: "urqukunapi paykuna anchata timpranu hatarinku"
> "urqugunabi bayguna anjada dimbranu hadaringu" Hmmm, I have to get used to
> it has a Pinyin like feel to it. > This works for the southern dialects, but of little use for the dialects
north of Cuzco.
> Those lack aspirated and ejective stops. And what to do with the
Ecuadorian dialects
> that have voiced stops?
I was going to propose an alternative system that's already used in part; since aspirated and glottalized stops are not as common as plain stops, I could use {p ph p'} and reserve {b} for dialects and foreign words, just to cite the labials. I don't have a very good idea of what should represent the voiced uvular stop if there is need for one; I'll just use {gh} tentatively. And yes I did have Pinyin in mind. It also helps me because I tend to aspirate voiceless stops even in non-initial environments. ~Danny~