[gothic-l] "Supplementing" Gothic
- Eric Craven wrote:
> > Script: Gothic probably needs to employ the Latin script without any diacritical marks in order to make it comply with ANSI conventions.Isn't there an official documentation for Gothic? We could just
> well, i dont like the idea of changing it all, fx [ai] (=short e) changing to something else...., but does anyone have any ideas what it would look like finally?
download the preferences into our browsers and use that. Otherwise a
romanization could be employed NOT as a replacement for the Wulfilian
script, just as an ascii convention.
> isnt the pronounciation more or less known? my book provides quite an exact guide to pronounciation (maybe its wrong, dunno..)Enough with your passive-aggressive paranthetical statements, Eric. Of
course it's right. The pronunciation is fairly simple and and
> > Grammar: It retains as much as possible of the Wulfi[li]an grammar.I'm sure he doesn't mean abolish anything. It's just that the remnant
> i`d say we keep all, or what would u abolish?
texts don't provide us with every single grammatical situation that we
would encounter in modern composition, not to mention they're highly
hellenized (greek-influenced). Therefore we will have to fill in the
blanks, as it were, with comparative Germanics. However, we will
definitely have to make a distinction between this and Wulfila's Gothic.
> btw anyone prepared to try to talk in gothic via irc/...?One step at a time, Eric. Remember, involved people are needed first
> we could try to open a channel once more..
before we can conceive of anything like an irc-list, which requires
constant or fairly-constant usage over a number of days to get
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