Re: Acadon (was: Lingwa de Planeta (LdP) introductory course
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Monday, August 6, 2007, 11:34|
R A Brown writes:
> Quite so. It would appear that in LFN |c| is the preferred spelling, but
> you can use |k| if you really want to!
> As LFN is quite clearly a Romance conlang, I would expect /k/ to be
> spelled |c| in all environments except before /e/ and /i/. Then one
> might employ either the |ch| of Italian & Romanian, or the |qu| of
> French, Catalan, Spanish & Portuguese (or maybe even |k|!)
In my Terkunan, although meant to be a typical romlang, I chose to
write /k/ as |k|, because the language has no palatalisation at all
and in this context, it was easier for me to read Terkunan aloud,
since reading |ce| as /ke/ would feel strange. And writing it |che|
or |que| would also be kind of artificial when there is no regular
sound change involved in /k/+/e/.
In fact, it is common to write Sardinian with |k| (e.g. in two of my
dictionaries) for the same reason, although the currently preferred
spelling for /k/ seems to be |c| (and |ch|) before /e/ and /i/, e.g.
'celu' or 'chelu' /kelu/ for < CAELUM 'sky, heaven'. Cf.:
But still, I basically agree: |k| makes it look less typical Romance.
> In Acadon OTOH |k| has the value /kj/, which IMO is a little odd.
> Even odder are: |ch| =/tS/, |th| = /tw/, |ph| = /pw/.