Herra Ratatoskr wrote: ↑
16 Apr 2019 02:56
I like the new orthography; it seems much more appropriate for the region its in.
Thanks, that's what I was going for.
The accent to mark front rounded vowels feels a bit odd, but that's the only head turner I saw.
Yeah, I'm not entirely happy with it. Western Frisian uses the accent to mark /y/ so I ran with that. I'm still toying with how to handle the front rounded vowels orthographically. The problem is that Frisian, Dutch and Scots all use <eu> to mark /øː/ which looks good but it doesn't help with /ø ʏ yː/ and
I'm already using <eu> for /ɛʊ/. This leaves me with a few options:
1. Merge /ɛʊ/ into /iʊ/ and use <eu> for /øː/.
2. Merge /ɛʊ/ into /øː/.
3. Merge /ɛʊ/ into /ø/ and /iʊ/ into /ʏ/ and come up with trigraphs for the long variants (<eue> and <iue>).
4. Use diacritics
The problems with (1) and (2) are that I kinda like the phonology as it is and neither solves what to do about /ø ʏ yː/. I already merged /e/ into /ɛ/ when devising the new orthography and kinda regret it. (3) is ok but the I lose two diphthongs and just gain a ton more front rounded vowels. So, I feel kinda stuck with (4) while also trying to avoid diaereses. Input is welcome.
I also dig the plural rules you've got. I'm a fan of those sorts of stem modification as inflection things, and had actually put some of them into West Saxon as well. Are there any things like that with the verbs?
Thanks, I also like these stem modification things for morphology, whether it be consonant mutations or vowel changes like in West Saxon. As for verbs, that's an issue I'm still considering. An example will help illustrate what I've debating before I put it into words:
Past Participle rise
Present Participle rysenn
Personal Endings - Present Tense
2 rysest, ryst/ryses
3 ryses, rys
2 rysest, ryst /ryse
Personal Endings - Past Tense (Strong)
2 rasest, raast/rases
2 rasest, raast /rase
In this example, the bolded forms would be pronounced with a final /s/ rather than /z/ which is used throughout the paradigm. (edited after posting into a list)/ So, again I have a few options:
1. I can do what English did and level the whole thing to /z/ and tag on a dummy <-e> which is unpronouned by affects the pronunciation of <s>.
2. Change nothing.
3. Change nothing but have the pronoun adjacent plural endings be dummy <-e> and only affect pronunciation of <s>.
I'm kinda leaning towards (3). (1) is just no fun.
Some confusion is added here because the vowel of the past participle is short, not long but its spelling makes it look long and if I spelled it <risse> it makes the consonants look devoiced, which of course it very well could be. Decisions, decisions...