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Re: USAGE: No rants! (USAGE: di"f"thong)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 4:16
Oh, left out /Z/ = <jx> => <dj>.

On 5/31/06, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> On 5/30/06, wayne chevrier <wachevrier@...> wrote: > > My idea goes like this: > > > > <ux> -> <w> > > <j> -> <j> > > <jx> -> <zy> or <jy> > > <cx> -> <cy> > > <sx> -> <sy> > > <gx> -> <xy> or <gy> > > <dz> -> <x> > > Beyond <ux> to <w>, which is already used by many people who otherwise > use the -x digraphs, none of those feels like an improvement. > > Fine, since everyone is taking this seriously. Lessee what we have: > > -x: a b c cx d e f g gx h hx i j jx k l m n o p r s sx t u w v z > CXS: a b ts tS d e f g dZ h x i j Z k l m n o p r s S t u w v z > > If I were going to change anything - which I am not proposing. I have > no desire to become the creator of Idido or whatever! - I would first > merge <k> and <hx> into a single phoneme; most of the words with <hx> > have alternates with <k> anyway, and [k] is a common realization of > [x] in languages which lack the latter sound. > > I would then divide all the affricates into their component > stop+fricative sounds. If we're going to be forced to use digraphs > anyway, they might as well be digraphs that make logical sense. Of > course, you could then reanalyze the affricates as realizations of a > two-phoneme set and poof! No digraphs at all. :) > > Then we'd just need symbols for /S/ and /Z/ and we're done. For maximum > comprehensibility, I propose switching to <y> for /j/, then using <j> > for /Z/. Which leaves the question of what to use for /S/; I can see > arguments for both <c> and <x> (the latter mostly in that it's used > that way in some Asian transcription systems). I choose c. > > That gives us this: > > CXS iksoj MJR > a a a > b b b > ts c ts > tS cx tc > d d d > e e e > f f f > g g g > dZ gx dj > h h h > x hx k > i i i > j j y > k k k > l l l > m m m > n n n > o o o > p p p > r r r > s s s > S sx c > t t t > u u u > w ux w > v v v > z z z > > - Tcu vi ankoraw povas legi esperanton? > - Yes, mi djin povas legi. >
-- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>