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.
> 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 e.ge`.se.ta.ra`.ka
> annag would be a°.da`.ga
> dihogga would be de.so`.go.ga
> eezzes would be e.ge`.de.de`.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 te.re.hi` 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 ;)))) .
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