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Quoting Remi Villatel <[log in to unmask]>:

> 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".

From your CXSifications, the grave seems to round, not retract, but yes, this
is well more systematic. Only thing to complain of would be not having
something e-derived for [e], but you can't get everything.

                                                  Andreas