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Re: Miapimoquitch cat's cradle

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 17, 2002, 18:54
Dirk Elzinga wrote:
>Huh. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. I recall discussion here >several months ago in which the consensus seemed to be "use X-SAMPA; >at least it's a standard, even if it isn't perfect". I thought that >that made sense, so I thought I'd try to use it -- at least for >examples that I'd actually like people to pronounce. I do try to >distinguish between phonological and phonetic levels and confine my >use of X-SAMPA to the phonetics. I'm not willing to use it for >phonological representations; I prefer my own system there.
That's the cute thing with my romanization of Kalini Sapak - it's phonemic to death, so if a phonemic transcription is called for, I'll just skip the uppercase and place the stuff between slashes. The romanizations of Tairezazh and Steienzh started out as phonetic-to-death. Just to prove I can't control myself, they have since degenerated to a compromise of phonemicness, phoneticness and etymologicness (altho' still much more readable than English), in the Steienzh case complete with a bitter intrafictional struggle, with political undertones, of the "optimal" spelling system. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: