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on 1/17/07 9:53 PM, Lars Finsen at [log in to unmask] wrote:

> I have started working on Azurian, which is spoken in the middle,
> southeast and northwestern regions of Uriania today. It was brought
> to the country by invading Vikings and will have some features from
> Faroese, some from western Norwegian and some unique features caused
> by a Middle Urianian substrate, like devoicing of consonants
> following unvoiced consonants, simplifying initial clusters, traces
> of postpositional grammar etc. I have made some initial notes on
> phonology, but will lay this aside now for further consideration and
> adjustment to morphology and sentence structure when those become
> more clear. But one thing I am considering is to unvoice an m before
> unvoiced stops and s. Curiously I don't find a symbol for this in the
> Sampa chart. Is this something that's simply not done, or what?
> 
> LEF

There's no separate symbol for it, but you can always put a little circle
underneath (or above, for a character has a descender) to show
voicelessness. In X-SAMPA it's _0. And voiceless nasals are found in many
languages, phonetically as well as phonemically.

Josh Roth