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Prov. Eastern Orthography - Vowels

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, May 21, 1999, 2:24
Okay, I now have a provisional orthography for the vowels, for oral
/i/ - i
  (stressed /i/ does not exist)
/e/ - ey
/'e/ - e'
/ej/ - ay
/'ej/ - a'y
/E/ - e
/'jE/ - i'
/'&/ - @'
  (unstressed oral /&/ does not exist)
/u/ - u
  (stressed /u/ does not exist)
/o/ - ow
/'o/ - o'
/ow/ - aw
/'ow/ - a'
/O/ - o
/'wO/ - u'
/a/ - a
  (stressed /a/ does not exist)

To indicate nasal vowels, an <n> is added afterwards, which changes the
following vowels:
/i/, /ej/ become /e/
/E/ becomes /&/
/u/, /ow/ become /o/
/O/ becomes /a/
And /ej/ and /ow/ are monophthongs /e/ and /o/

Thus, <in> = /e~/, <en> = /&~/

Also, all vowels after the stressed syllable are pronounce /@/ or /a~/
if nasal, thus ga'ndra = /'go~.dr@/

The orthography was quite conservative, hence the odd correspondences.

I'm undecided on what to do about the consonants.

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