154285Re: German with Hanzi/Kanji/Hanja?
- Aug 1, 2008
>My idea of doing something like this (disregardingThose are called "morphones", right? (The name seems to be something of a
>the stem changes for a moment) would be a mixture of morphology and
>phonology. E.g. conflate all inflectional endings in -e into the same
>character, regardless of their function.
>Such an ending would not be used to write phonetically (e.g. names),
>but only for inflectional endings that are -e. By this, I'd probably
>be able to cut down the required endings for German to about 10 or so:
>the vowel would be -e- /@/ anyway (which is dropped frequently when
>the stem permits it) and then there are only a handful of consonants
>used in endings: -e, -(e)t, -(e)n, -(e)r, -(e)m, -(e)s. They are then
>used for a vast number of different things, of course.
phoneme : phone :: morpheme : X construction, tho the analogy is a little off
considering it's a superset, not an element. But still less abstract...)
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