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.