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--- On Sun, 10/5/08, deinx nxtxr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> What I have now are initials in the form CCG, and finals in
> the form
> VCCC (V can also be a diphthong). It's mainly something
> I'm working
> out because I want to see how the merging of certain
> phonemes will
> work out.  Reducing English to just five vowels creates
> quite a few
> homophones, as does the loss of final rhotics and the
> merger of /T/
> and /D/ into /t/ and /d/.  I've considered keeping some
> final
> rhotics, figuring that some speakers could just lengthen
> the vowel
> instead.

My major snag has been tree/three. I'd be tempted to use Spanish to break any ties, giving perhaps tri/tres. 
> 
> I'm finally starting to get a few things documented but
> nothing's
> carved in stone yet.
> 
I stand in awe of any server that allows me to access a document that is carved in stone...

Steve