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M makes a fine vowel even if you give it the traditional Latin value,
while /j/ is at most a semivowel. But you can assign any phonemes you
want to those 8 letters...



On 1/14/09, Vincent Pistelli <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> With the rise of cell phones, I believe that there should be a cell
> phone friendly language. To make it cell phone friendly the only phonemes
> would be the first letter on each key. I would probably make a and j the
> only vowels, but I could also add m as a vowel which would sound like the
> russian N or /i/ just because they look related.  I could also add w as a
> semivowel to sound like /u/ at the end of a word and /w/ at the beginning.
> Just an idea.
>

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