On 2/8/2014 7:19 PM, Eric Christopherson wrote: > I'm wondering if any con- or natlang uses a<yh> digraph. Recently, > when we were discussing English<wh>, I was struck (not for the first > time) by how aesthetically pleasing I think<wh> is compared to<hw> > -- but how awful<yh> or<jh> look compared to<hy> or<hj>. I used <yh> a long time ago, in my second conlang, Neesklaaz (as it was then spelled, later Niskloz). I think it was pronounced /ç/, but in my more recent vocabulary list the pronunciation is given as /ʝ/. So either I'm misremembering or I decided to change the pronunciation. I think we're so used to seeing "hy" (from Tolkien) and "hj" (from Scandinavian languages) that "yh" and "jh" look confusing, like seeing "hs" in Wade-Giles romanization. And when we do see "jh" it's in words like "jhaptal" where it represents a breathy voiced affricate.