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On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 9:45 AM, <deinx nxtxr> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Larry Sulky wrote:
>
>> In truth, <q> was chosen for /tS/ because (1) no one can agree on what
>> letter(s) SHOULD be used for /tS/, and (2) no one can agree on what sound
>> <q> should make.
...
>
> <q> seems to pull different duties in my conlangs.  As mentioned, Sasxsek
> uses it for /N/, but in it's /G/ in my romization of Deini script, and other
> language where I have /G/.  I have yet to make a conlang with /q/ in its
> phonology so <q> is always available for something else.

In his 1890 book "Pure Saxon English" Elias Molee use "q" for the
vowel "ah, arm" (Pure Saxon English, Part II page 3. PDF download
available from Google Books)

--gary