En réponse à Muke Tever <[log in to unmask]>: > > From: Nik Taylor <[log in to unmask]> > > Subject: Re: R: Re: R: Re: New to the list > > > > Do you use the <v/u> distinction? It's interesting that <j> is often > > not used in schools, but <u> is. > > My "Teach Yourself Latin" says that 'up to a century ago J was used for > consonantal I, but this has now been universally abandoned.' > > I wonder why they never seem to fix v/u... it might save on wishywashy > rules > like (sometimes v is used, sometimes u is used) when the _actual_ letter > never changed... > In France the use of both j/i and v/u distinctions is still alive an well in Latin courses. And the distinction is simple: j is used for consonantal i: /j/, i otherwise, and v is used for consonnantal u: /w/, u otherwise. Diphtongues are the only exceptions (but one of the first thing you learn is to recognize them). > > I know I've seen at least one or two maglangs on here in the past... why > don't I hear about any anymore? I'd like to hear what yall have thought > of! > You can ask Boudewijn about Queeste, a maglang from a Dutch roleplaying game. I have a printed copy of a post he sent something like one year ago about it, so you should find it in the archives of the list. Christophe.