Andreas Johansson wrote:

>>>>a [a]    [9]
>>>>e [e]    [E]
>>>>i [i]
>>>>o [o]    [O]
>>>>u [u]    [y]

> Since Latin obeys that universal 'bout spreading its vowels evenly over the
> vowel tetragon, pretty much any vowel is going to be within one or two steps
> from one of the ones with a Latin letter for it.

> But fairly many will expect '' to refer to what they don't know is a front
> mid rounded vowel, and '' to something e-like. Switching '' and '' would
> leave you with only one atrociously spelt vowel.

Well, this roman script for Shaquelingua was supposed to have been invented
by a bunch of shaquean linguists. An Human shouldn't come and say "It's all
wrong".  ;-)  Here's my new proposal:

i [i]    [y]   u [u]
 [e]           o [o]
 [E]    [9]    [O]
a [a]

So the acute accent means more opened and the grave accent means less
frontness (more backness?). The trema of [E] is just to make clear that it's
never a mute "e".

lakoth'rja b-tkyo grh'fr !

[lakot_h^xja be:^tOkHoe g9x_h^fxE]

(negative-imperative-future-indicative)'thou wrong (immaterial quality
into)'(global resumptive)

= Don't say that this is wrong!  ;-)

See ya,

Remi Villatel
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