Frog Man Vowels (Old Norse o-ogonek/Danish accents)
|From:||Daniel A. Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 8, 2000, 2:34|
>From: daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>
>Danny Wier wrote:
> > So what exactly is the value of Old Norse/Icelandic O-ogonek?
>It is used to show that it is an umlauted <a> afaik. It's called
>"o med kvist" or "o med hake" here in Scandinavia. That's "o with
>a twig" or "o with a hook".
Ah, so it's been replaced by a-ring in that case! (Reverse umlaut in that
case -- backing/rounding.)
>Really? In Sweden the order is å ä ö. (å æ ø respectively).
And that's the order given in the section of Latin Extended-B in Unicode 3.0
(and 2.x) with the acute-accented Danish-Norwegian letters. Of course these
aren't Swedish letters, but I'll make it the order in my newest conlang
project, Me-lo-yó (Frog Man Speech, especially the Texas-Louisiana dialect).
And since /w/ is a vowel (the equivalent of Welsh Y, being either a schwa or
a high central vowel), the Welsh W-acute letters found in Latin Extended
Additional shall also be used.
The vowels of Me-Lo-Yó in order:
a á e é i í o ó u ú w w' y ý å å' æ æ' ø ø'
where the acute accent marks length. Still don't know how I'm gonna mark
The phonetic arrangement of the vowels:
FU CU FR BR
HI i w y u
MD e ø o
LO æ a å
(FU = front unround, CU = central unround, FR = front round, BR = back
round; HI = high, MD = mid, LO = low)
Also, a or e might have an allophone of [@] (schwa central vowel).
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