5232Re: Japanese Mode?
- Mar 19, 2006--- In email@example.com, Arden R. Smith <erilaz@...> wrote:
> As for /s/ and /z/, I would go with thúle and anto; there's no need[ Fair enough! ]
>to resort to the additional letters if there are perfectly good
>primary letters lying fallow. I would use óre for /r/ for the same
> While númen would be good for /nV/ combinations, I'm not too keenon the idea of also using it for the moraic /n/ (or whatever you
want to call it). For that, the preceding-nasal tehta would work
just fine preconsonantally, but I'm still undecided about how to deal
with it in final position, maybe by means of a tehta. My thinking
here is undoubtedly colored by the treatment of final /n/ in Qenya
alphabets from the 1920s; see e.g. _Parma Eldalamberon_ 14, p. 110.
Another possibility would be to use óre for final /n/, which would in
turn necessitate the use of rómen for /r/.
Or maybe númen for final /n/ wouldn't be a bad thing after all,
especially if it had a _putta_ (_unutikse_).
[ Maybe I'd go for that: using the over-bar/tilde for
preconsonantal /n/, and nuumen, even without a _putta_, for
final /n/. After all, it is basically the same sound as initial /n/,
just in a different position/function.
Then again, Japanese has an independent kana for moraic /n/--I seem
to recall that it was a relatively late addition to the syllable
alphabets (I think the syllable-final sound only developed after the
original kana charts were drawn up). This might speak for the
solution with oore, maybe both preconsonantally and word-final? ]
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