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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Ah, so it's been replaced by a-ring in that case!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 tone... 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). Danny ________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at