On 7/6/07, T. A. McLeay <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The best cure for ignorance is education, not swearing.

Hear, hear.

Nevertheless, if your audience (at least, initially) is comprised of the
more linguistically-astute, as conlangers tend to be, then using Яя for a
rhotic is not necessarily a bad idea.  For me, it jumps right out of the
page as a vowel.

(I, too, pronounce "Toys `Я' Us" with a /ja/ in the middle.  I've never had
call to try to pronounce NIИ aloud, fortunately. :))

Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>