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Revised Eastern Vowel Orthography

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Saturday, May 22, 1999, 22:31
Forget the fairly complex system given earlier, I've simplified it.

i = /i/
e = /E/
ey = /e/
a = /a/
ay = /ej/
aw = /ow/
@ = /@/
@' = /&/ (stressed)
o = /O/
ow = /o/
u = /u/

When nasalized, /i/ becomes /e/, /E/ becomes /&/, /u/ becomes /o/, and
/O/ and /@/ become /a/, and diphthongs are monophthongized.
Morpheme-internally, only eyn (/e~/), on (/o~/), an (/a~/) and en (/&~/)
occur, but root-finally, any vowel can be followed by <n>, which
indicates plurality, since the plural suffix for vowel-final words is -n

Consonants I'm still working on, but here's the phonemes so far:
Stops: /p/, /t/, /k/, /b/, /d/, /g/
Fricatives: /P/, /f/, /s/, /v/, /z/
Nasals: /m/, /n/
Glides: /w/, /j/
Liquids: /r/
Affricates: /pP/ (/ts/ /dz/)
/P/ is derived from the voiceless allophone of /w/, and /pP/ is derived
from /pw/.  /P/ is treated just like any other fricative, so that
epenthetic schwas had to be inserted in some cases, e.g., askwa -->
ask@Pa (since stop-fricative is not a legal onset, and fric-stop is not
a legal coda).  /pP/ is treated as a single unit, not as a sequence, so
that initial /pP/ is perfectly legal.

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