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Re: Possible Nanoling inventory.

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 3, 2004, 21:54

On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 22:08:45 +0100,
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:

> Quoting Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>: > > [snip Nanoling inventory and transcription] > > > > The system looks weird to someone not used to it, and the tetragraphs > > are cool! But it has its own inner logic. I like it! > > (But how are [kw] and [q] distinguished in writing? They both > > transcribe as _co_.) > > The syllable structure isn't set in stone yet, but I'm leaning towards CVN, > where N=nasal, so that particular ambiguity won't arise.
I see.
> You'd, however, get > much the same for medial [Nw] and [N\] - both are _ño_. I'm figuring I'll > simply leave it in - ambuigity isn't exactly unknown in natlangs' > orthographies, and no reason Nanoling's should be less ambiguous than > Meghean's, is there?
There isn't. Not every ambiguity must be resolved. In fact, I find the amount of ambiguity in your orthography just right, especially given the fact that the Dwarves have borrowed a writing system from a language with a very different phonology. Greetings, Jörg.