On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 9:04 AM, R A Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > John Vertical wrote: >> >> On Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:05:10 +0200, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote: >>> >>> Preserving a reasonably Latin-like spelling of >>> Latinate words and finding a suitable diacritic to >>> indicate that |g| is *not* palatalized before a >>> front vowel is indeed a delicate problem! > > Yes, if you insist on a diacritic. The Romance languages are quite happy > with diacritics on vowels - some happier than others - but diacritics on > consonants are rather more sparing. The actual Romance langs *here* use > AFAIK one of two solutions: > - |gu| = /g/ before front vowels (French, Spanish, Portuguese); > - |gh| = /g/ before front vowels (Italian, Romanian) > > I notice Rhodrese uses the second method. Perhaps without natlang precedent, but what about <cg> for /g/ in positions where <g> would be interpreted as /dZ)/?