[Spellyans] RLC <h> for <gh>

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Jun 26 10:50:08 IST 2008


At 09:31 +0000 2008-06-26, Jon Mills wrote:

>The naive method is to maintain that the orthgraphy is phonetic but 
>that each grapheme

Or "some graphemes"; it would normally not apply to all of them.

>[...] can be realised by several phones. Such would really be a 
>phonemic orthography without taking the trouble to first properly 
>establish the phonemic inventory by minimal contrast.

Minimal contrast is not the only way of establishing them; and we do 
have two dialects of Revived Cornish already, and we know quite a lot 
about both of them and about the influence of English on them.

>Such an orthgraphy will inevitably be a mess.

I hope you are not suggesting that KS will be "a mess". For my part, 
I believe that KS will be a useful practical orthography. It should 
lead learners to better pronunciation, and offer teachers better 
tools to help learners achieve that.
-- 
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com




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