Re: p^ho'nemIts) 'englIS
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 24, 2004, 14:42|
Quoting Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>:
> "Mark J. Reed" wrote:
> > Trebor: I hope you realize that I wasn't making a serious suggestion,
> > just describing a fun way to pronounce English. Put another way:`
> > <leghorn>It was a joke, I say, a joke, son.</leghorn>
> :-) I once, jokingly, thought of an conlang that came from English as
> spoken by people who only saw the written form, and just guessed at the
> pronunciations. :-)
Very early in my conlanging career, I made some work on a fictional auxlangized
future English, in which most vowels were "restored" to more usual Latin values.
The one word I remember offhand is _federashen_ "federation", pronounced
[fEdE'raS@n]. Don't ask why the 'o' is left reduced ...
PS, strictly speaking, that 'sh' should be an esh; the orthograph used theta,
eth, esh, ezh and eng in addition to the usual Latin letters. I even invented
uppercase versions of the three later.