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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)/?