Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: What is an alphabet? Re: Optimum number of symbols

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, May 31, 2002, 4:47
In a message dated 05/30/2002 08.59.59 AM, pavel_iosad@MAIL.RU writes:

>> In dictionaries I saw Cyr-|xuj| for |hui|, but in public it would be quite >> insulting :-)) > >The point! > >> Moreover, isn't it pronounced smth. like [xw@I]? > >I was taught either that or [x(_w)QI]. Czhang?
::startled look:: 0_o? You gotta be kidding... asking me? I am even more confused than you two Russians and John Cowan ;) Over long-distance telephone lines, I asked my father and he pronounced it somewhat like [x_wQI] as far as I can tell, but don't take that as authoritative as his is the South East Asian variety of Mandarin and he is not at all fluent (and I even worse. And I am not just being humble either...) Hanuman Zhang {HANoomaan JAHng} /'hanuma~n dZahN/ ~§~ _Ars imitatur Naturam in sua operatione._ <from Latin> = "Art is the imitation of Nature in her manner of operation." " The most beautiful order is a heap of sweepings piled up at random." ~ Heraclitus, c. 500 BCE ~§~ jinsei to iu mono wa, kinchou na geijyutsu to ieru deshou ~§~ <from Japanese> = lit. "one can probably say that 'life' is a precious artform")