On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 5:12 PM, <deinx nxtxr> <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > R A Brown wrote: >> [snip] >> <c> is perhaps the most odd-ball of the Roma letters; having begun its >> life representing either /g/ or /k/ (in certain environments), before >> settling down to /k/ before everything except /w/ in the Classical Latin >> spelling, it come to be used in natlangs for a whole range of consonant >> sounds - probably more sounds that any other letter - cf. >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C#Later_use > > This is another one, I've considered for use as a vowel on a couple of > occasions but managed to avoid it. The most extreme so far was using it for > [x] or [ç]. Most of my conlangs use it for /tʃ/, if they use it at all. An early conlang of mine - really just a naming language - used <c> for an [e]-like vowel, inspired by the similarity of shape of <c> and <e> (sometimes indistinguishible in my handwriting). I no longer recall how, or even if, the sound was different from that written <e>. -- Andreas Johansson Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?