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Re: writing system for *eestaak

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, December 12, 2002, 11:40
En réponse à bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>:

> > well, as i point out later, the syllabic script would > write ege`detara`ka, which is almost there.
You had written ege`setara`ka :)) .
> > it's the onset consonant, and the epenthetic vowel > only appears when the first consonant of a word should > be compressed . . . compressed consonants are seen as > weak and need a vowel before them to help them to > support them. >
Interesting idea...
> > ok, my way of writing it out was ambiguous. the reason > being that i didn't mark where syllable signs were > divided. so here's a more explicit version : > > eestaak would be written`.se.ta.ra`.ka > annag would be a°.da`.ga > dihogga would be` > eezzes would be``.se >
OK!!!! Now I understand!!! Neat! Especially the nasal sign which doesn't mark nasalisation of the vowel of the syllable anymore, but probably used to according to what you said about nasalisation.
> it looks a bit confusing with the diacritic coming > after the vowel, but remember that this is a syllabic > script, so the diacritic is actually attached to the > consonant ( for a comparison imagine writing japanese > |terebi| out as` and you get the idea ) >
Yep! My mistake! Now everything's clear to me!!! :) .
> > that's sort of part of the point : i liked marking the > absence of a following vowel not on the sign without a > vowel, but on the sign before. the compression of the > consonant gave me the excuse to do this . . . >
I see :) . So the ` is *not* a virama after all :) . But the system is neat as it is ;)))) . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>