Re: noldo and anna
- --- In elfscript@y..., DDanielA@w... wrote:
> Teithant Edouard Kloczko:As far as I understand English Language, these two sounds are not
> >But I never read that English had a phonological
> >distinction between a "long ñ" and a "short ñ".
> >Could you tell us more about these phonological
> >description, where did you read that the word _sing_
> >has a "short ñ". Thanks.
> English is not rich in long consonants; in fact, our long consonants are
> rare. But they do exist (e.g. 'penknife', 'bookkeeper'), and in these
> instances they are represented by doubled symbols in IPA transcription.
> I didn't really need to 'read' it anywhere as I can hear the distinction
> myself, but I looked it up in seven English dictionaries that employ IPA
> for their phonetic respellings. In all seven, the long consonants in the
> above examples were spelt with '-nn-' and '-kk-',
"long" phonologically but are _double consonant_, because these two
words are compound-words : e.g. made of two words which happens for
the first to end in the same sound as the second begins.
>but the symbol for theSo we do agree that there is no "long" ñ in English then? ;-)
> 'ñ' in 'sing' was single. (The IPA symbol that looks like 'n' with the
> descender of 'j' on its right leg.) In the explanations of the
> pronunciation key in three of the dictionaries it was expressly stated
> that consonants are pronounced short unless represented by doubled IPA
- Are there any other persons who have designed their own tengwar mode so
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coming up with such a mode.