Okay, those of you who've seen me post about my languages over the yearsknow that I go in for the WEIRD -- color-based; liquids, nasals and rhotics without stops; no vowels; clicks, whistles and trills; etc. This time is no different. I'm working on a new lang which I'm calling /cs\1t.S.I/. I'm warning you, the phonology is weird, but this is an alienlang. Consonants in IPA (pseudo-SAMPA): t[` t` s` t.` S` c` k` q` t[_j t_j t._j c_j k_j q_j ts t.s. tC t.C. tS t.S. ts\ cs\ ks kx qx qX tl t.l. kl_w cs[ cC ks\ kS qs\ qS Okay, I said pseudo-SAMPA 'cause I don't know how to properly represent the sounds in the bottommost row. The <tl> is the lateral stop. The <t.l.> is a retroflexed or backed version of same. The <kl_w> is a velar lateral stop. The <cs[> is an affricate formed of [c] and a very dental "s" sound. Vowels (same IPA standard applies): i 1 I @\ E @ I thought about including [e], but I'm unsure of the symbol for the central vowel at the same hight. I also thought of including the vowel between [i] and [I] with its corresponding central vowel, but I'm unsure if representations for said are even possible. Now comes the NASTY part -- orthography. What am I gonna do with THIS mess!? *relishing his quagmireous quandry* I have considered the following: t d x c k q tj dj xj cj kj qj ts tsr ds dsr tz tzr tc cc kc kh qh qx (s sr z zr h hr tc cc kc kh qh qx) alternative to the above tl tlr kl css cs kss ks qss qs But I would appreciate any alternative schemes anyone would like to suggest! Vowel orthography: i u y o e a I don't especially like having <y> represent [I] and I really hate <u> for  and <o> for [@\]. Sugjeschuns?? Adam _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.