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steve rice wrote:
> I'm still not sure what I call this angloclone. It's usually either Nu Inlis or Koman Inlis. Flip a coin.
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> The main issue is vowels. The consonants are fairly clear from an English-language standpoint. I've pretty much decided to shift <c> and <x> to <ch> and <sh> since the digraphs are more obvious and the sound sequences that might be inferred don't occur anyway.
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> The vowel mappings are
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> a < {, @, V
> e < e, E  (I force/clarify [eI] with <ei> on occasion.)
> i < i, I
> o < A, o, O, Q
> u < u, U
> 
> ai < aI
> au < aU
> oi < OI
> 
> ("Impure" vowels are simplified to pure.)
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> My reasoning was that since the mapping of English <aw> is tricky anyway, follow Bislama by using <o>. And although the system above somewhat overloads <a> and <o>, the sounds are in the same area, which wouldn't happen with other mappings I've considered.
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> A major problem arises with the diphthongs. Bislama would render these as <ae>, <ao>, <oe>, which might work better than my more typically Euro-American assignments. The problem arises from the pseudo-ending <in>/<en>, which helps distinguish certain homophones:
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> laik (similar) vs laikin (enjoying, pleasure)
> no (no[t]) vs ?noin (knowing, knowledge)
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> The problem is that ?noin should be a disyllable. So how do I force the break? I considered no'in and nowin--the second may be slightly better--but it seemed easier to change -in to -en: noen. This also means that while -en may remind users of -in[g], it also suggests the participial -en:
> pruven. (Though the usual meaning of such words is active, in context I usually don't see the need to mark such things: da raiten lanwij "written language," not "writing language." I can imagine a fantasy story where a certain language always inscribes itself on an available surface when used, but that's atypical.)
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> Any suggestions?
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I'd suggest a single rule as to whether two adjacent vowels are a single 
diphthong or two syllables.

I think I prefer the diphthong, with an apostrophe to represent, say, a 
glottal stop if you want them to be separate syllables.