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Re: Characters (was: Nice comment, Adam! (was: beautiful scripts))

From:Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>
Date:Saturday, October 20, 2001, 21:16
Hmmm, foreign names in Obrenje... let's see... they'd attempt to copy
the original pronunciation, but people with scant linguistic background
would probably cast the names into the Obrenje phonology grid.

John   --> Dzhon  /dZOn/
Herman --> Ferman /hErm"an/
Roger  --> Rodzer /rOdZ"Er/ or (French pronunciation) Rozee /rOZ"e:/
Mills  --> Milce  /"mIls/

The actual result depends on whether stress or accuracy of consonants is
deemed more important:

Miller --> Milre  /"mIlr@/ or Miller /mIl:"Er/

The stress can only be on the ultimate or the penultimate syllable, so
in most cases foreign names won't be imported with stress intact.  Few
languages seem to have word-final stresses for some reason.

--  Christian Thalmann