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Re: OT: The Salish sentence (again)

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Monday, January 5, 2004, 22:30
Joe wrote at 2004-01-04 20:22:06 (+0000)
 > Robert Jung wrote:
 > > So could I write it as:
 > >
 > > xl-p'khwl-tl-pl-l-s kwc'
 > I'd say xl-p'qhwl-tl-pl-l-s kwc', because |kh| looks velar, and the
 > sound is uvular.  Incidentally, the l-with-belt is the Welsh sound
 > |ll|, a lateral fricative, which is, of course, the best sound in
 > the world.

That seems reasonable... I'd suggest |lh| for the lateral fricative,
as the |-| looks like a hyphen, so maybe |xlhp'qhwlhtlhplhlhs kwc'|.
Make the |w|s superscript if possible, that's a fairly standard
feature on today's word-processors.

But none of this is really going to matter too much unless whoever
you're handing this into has some experience with N. American
languistics.  I suggest you add a footnote explaining that this is the
best approximation of the standard orthography open to you, and leave
it at that.