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

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Saturday, February 4, 2006, 22:42
On Sat, 04 Feb 2006 17:27:51 -0500, Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...> wrote:

> Oh yes, what about deponential verbs and verbs in -mi? I see MG mostly > substitute them. I understand GSF is moving to the total pidgin stage, > but still > _mporo_ (with initial mp- just to show [b]!) is frustrating... > Also the 3rd declension nouns have often changed to something more > usable in MG: > _polis_, gen. _poleos_ > _poli_. Shall we use the modeern form, or the > ancient > one?
Can I recommend, if you're going to romanize, that you rationalize the romanization a bit? You could, for instance have b, d, g for μπ, ντ, γκ and bh, dh, gh for β, δ, γ. That'd be a heck of a lot more logical to people not familiar with the Greek alphabet, and would agree very closely with the p, t, k, ph, th, kh pattern. If you're designing for people already familiar with Greek, the whole concept becomes rather circular, doesn't it? It certainly would make romanization a strange idea. I might be tempted to suggest ñ for γ as a nasal, too. 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. Paul


Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>