Re: [elfscript] French tengwar
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Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2001 7:28 PM
Subject: [elfscript] French tengwar
I have seen about five different systems for transcribing French! Two
full writing modes, two tehta modes with vowel tehtar over the following
consonant tengwar, and at least one with the vowel tehtar over the
preceding consonants. (A note here: when using ómatehtar, it is
logical to use them over the preceding consonant in most Romance
languages, but, because of the structure of the language, French is the
exception.) They differ considerably in handling nasal vowels and silent
consonants. One full writing mode, based on the Mode of Beleriand,
doesn't show any difference between nasalising 'n' and sonant 'n', nor
does it mark any differences between mute and sounded consonants...but
then again, neither does written French! As for which is the best one
for transcribing French, that's a question probably best answered by
Didier Willis, Edouard Kloczko, or one of the other native Francophone
Cuio mae, Danny.
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