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Re: CHAT: Tiri'n script was Re: chat: a conlang of my very own :)

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Saturday, June 1, 2002, 21:31
Kendra writes:
 > Then the vowels, which are pretty easy. a i u e o are roughly like the
 > japanese vowels (or so jeff explained ;). Kind of like the vowels in
 > bah, bee, boo, bay, bow, if you're me anyway. The accented vowels...make
 > them sassier, like: bat, bit, but, bet, book.
 > Dur. I am a vowels idiot. I hope you understand what I mean. Sorry @_@;;
 > I think if I used x-sampa vowels I'd just end up confusing myself even
 > worse.

I find vowels difficult myself, but they're the thing that changes
most between English dialects, so they're worth learning if you want
people to understand what you mean.  You can listen to what the IPA
values are meant to sound like here

and there's a good X-SAMPA chart here, if you haven't seen it

Lays everything out in featural grids, so you can tell what you mean
even if you don't remember the proper IPA symbol.

But I agree that vowels are hard.  I'm still not sure what vowel I use
in say, the word "cut", though.  It's maybe /@/ or /3/ or /V/.

I hope I'm not just wasting your time with things you already know.


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>IPA sounds (Was: Re: Tiri'n script was Re: chat: a conlang of my very own :))