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CONLANG  June 2004, Week 3

CONLANG June 2004, Week 3

Subject:

Indication of non-syllabicity (WAS: Re: Celtica (WAS: Maggel))

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Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 17 Jun 2004 07:32:03 +0200

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Quoting Paul Bennett <[log in to unmask]>:

> On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:45:43 +0200, Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > Quoting "Mark J. Reed" <[log in to unmask]>:
> >
> >> (*)I think CXS needs a shorter way of representing non-syllabicity,
> >> preferably one that doesn't tie up ^ and keep it unavailable for
> >> indicating superscripts.  Perhaps a following ( ?   Since ) represents
> >> the
> >> tie, its opposite number is available for other uses, and the ( is
> >> visually suggestive of the IPA diacritic . . .
> >
> > I have suggested using '=', on the logic that there are no sound for
> > which we
> > need indicate both syllabicity and non-syllabicity.
>
> I'm not entirely sure I approve. What about languages where the
> syllabicity of a vowel is in question?

I fail to see how that's a problem? A syllabic vowel would be [a], a
non-syllabic one [a=], and one of indeterminate syllabicity [a(=)]. Or do I
misunderstand the question?

                                                         Andreas

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