|From:||Carlos Thompson <cthompso@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 13, 1998, 17:32|
The phonetics, as propossed this far, is:
vouels: /a/, /e/, /i/, /o/, /u/, /y/
/p/ /b/ /t/ /d/ /k/ /g/ /q/ /q_voiced/
/f/ /v/ /s/ /z/ /x/ /G/ /h/
/m/ /n/ /N/
/w/ /r/ /l/ /j/
With the following orthography: all those sounds above, with lowercase
letters in IPA will use the IPA value, but "x": a, b, d, e, f, g, i, j, k,
l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, y, z
The other sounds are: /x/ as <kh> or <x>, /G/ as <gh>, /q_voiced/ as <qh> or
<qg>, /N/ as <nh> or <ng>, /h_voiced/
No values this far for <c> and <x>.
Additional sounds can be given for some diagraphs, like
sj: [sj] or [S] or [s_palatized]
zj: [zj] or [Z] or [z_palatized]
tj: [tj] or [tS] or [t_palatized]
dj: [dj] or [dZ] or [d_palatized]
I've sugested that alophones are allowed, thus
<e> = /e/ would be [e] [E] [e_relaxed] [I] [@] depending on dialect or
position. With [e_relaxed] I mean somthing between [e], [E] and [@].
Maybe a correct pronunciation could be given: thus, for vouels:
orthography stressed stressed unstressed
or in open in close in any
standard sound syllabe syllabe syllabe
<a> /a/ [A] [a] relaxed [a]
<e> /e/ [e] [E] relaxed [E]
<i> /i/ [i] [i] [I]
<o> /o/ [o] [O] relaxed [O]
<u> /u/ [u] [u] [U]
<y> /y/ [y] [y] [@]
Depending on dialect [e] could become [eI] or [e:], [a] could become [&] and
[A] into [a:], [o] into [oU] or [o:]
The syllabe structure is CSV(V)F
Where VV is a diphthong, so far nobody has complain.
S should be /w/, /j/, /r/ or /l/, or just, /w/, /j/ or /r/.
F should be /n/, /m/, /N/, /l/ or any fricative. Posible /r/ also.
/r/ is any think the speaker wants to pronounce r. Posiblities: an alveolar
flap in S position or an alveolar trill in C position.
C, S and F are optional.
Because of the VV posibility in a syllabe, in composing (or in adding
affixes) there could rise V-V combinations. The posibilities are:
Avoid V-V combinations forcing C and F in every root.
Asimilate V-V as a VV diphthong (even ae, ao, oe, etc.)
Use something (both phonetically and orthographic to mark an hiatus, maybe a
dieresis or an apostrophe)
insert a sound, either a glide or a glotal stop.
I vote for a glide in root combination and asimilation fo V-V into VV for
Carlos Eugenio Thompson Pinzsn