Phonemic or semi-phonemic
- Teithant Harri Perälä:
>Hmm... I find it hard to think of it as a phonemic mode.You're right; I was thinking more about the consonants than the vowels.
> At least the vowels seem to be mostly orthographic.
>... Clearly orthographic vowels appear in "by", "Tolkien",
>"herein", "return", "seen" and probably a few other words as
>Would something like "semi-phonetic" or "semi-phonemic" be
>a better label for the title page inscription?
English has the disadvantage of having vowels that are pronounced
differently than than traditional spelling would suggest. Semi-phonemic
it is, then.
Cuio mae, Danny.