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Re: CHAT Graeca sine flexione (was: Greek plosives)

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Sunday, February 5, 2006, 9:26
Paul Bennett chi gráfi:

> Can I recommend, if you're going to romanize, that you rationalize the > romanization a bit?
We have not yet come to consensus wrt pronunciation and, as a result of it, spelling. So I use spontaneous presentation of the words while I'm thinking about this or that issue: sometimes it is transcription, sometimes it is transliteration, sometime a wild mix of both - the key is that the person who knows Greek, will recognize the word.
> You could, for instance have b, d, g for μπ, ντ, γκ > and bh, dh, gh for β, δ, γ.
As Ray has explained, the phonemic status of voiced stops in MG is controversal. My proposals wrt consonants in GSL was explained in one of the previous msgs.
> I don't know whether to recommend rationalizing the vowels. I just don't > know Greek to know how much it would screw up paradigms and whatnot.
We screw 'em up anyway. It is Graeca sine flexione, all in all... -- Isaac


R A Brown <ray@...>