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Xelebes
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06 Jun 2010, 5:21 pm

Have you ever wondered what English woud look like if we at least standardised ðe way we rote down the consonants into an orþografy ðæt consisted of xarakters, ligacurs and digrafs that hæd at wone pœnt been a part of ðe En'glish lan'guaj and now are no longer? Shoud we revive ðem?

For eksample, in ðis ekserſise, we shall establish ðat the æsh and œþel be revived for ðis purpose. Ðe æsh pronounſed just like “ash” is in kurrent En'glish. All ðe oðer standard rules we kame up for vowels woud larjly stay the same with regards to difþongs, diæresis, streſsed, unstreſsed, long and short. All for simpliſity sake as ðey have larjly been held to be konsistent.

Ðat all said, ðe konsonants:

B = Voiſed bilabial plosive (as in Book)
Bb = Streſsed voiſed bilabial plosive (as in Babble)
Bh = (rare) Aspirated voiſed bilabial plosive
C = Voiſeless post-alveolar affrikate (Church => Curc)
D = Voiſed dental plosive (as in Door)
Dd = Streſsed voiſed dental plosive (as in Paddle)
Dh = Aspirated voiſed dental plosive (as in Dharma)
Ð = Voiſed dental frikative (There => Ðere)
F = Voiſeless labio-dental frikative (as in Frog)
Ff = Streſsed voiſeless labio-dental frikative (as in Baffle)
G = Voiſed velar plosive (as in Bog)
Gg = Streſsed voiſed velar plosive (as in Boggle)
H = Glottal frikative (as in Hat)
J = Voiſed post-alveolar affrikative (as in Jury)
K = Voiſeless velar plosive (as in Book)
Kk = Streſsed voiſeless velar plosive (as in Buckle)
L = Alveolar lateral approksimant (as in Lion)
Ll = Streſsed alveolar lateral approksimant (as in Bellow)
M = Bilabial nasal (as in Mellow)
Mm = Streſsed bilabial nasal (as in Hammer)
N = Alveolar nasal (as in Nook)
Nn = Streſsed alveolar nasal (as in Banner)
Ng = Velar nasal (as in Bang)
P = Voiſeless bilabal plosive (as in Popper)
Pp = Streſsed voiſeless bilabial plosive (as in Popper)
Q = Voiſeless uvular plosive (As in Iqaluit)
R = Retrofleks approksimant (as in Retroflex)
Rr = Streſsed retrofleks approksimant (as in Borrow)
S = Voiſeless koronal sibilant (as in Solo)
Sh = Voiſeless palato-alveolar sibilant (as in Shore)
ſ = Long voiſeless koronal sibilant (Chance => Chanſ) (Replacing soft c's)
T = Voiſeless dental plosive (as in Totter)
Tt = Streſsed voiſeless dental plosive (as in Totter)
Þ = Voiſeless dental frikative (Theory => Þeori)
V = Voiſed labio-dental frikative (as in Velar)
W = Voiſed labialised velar approksimant (as in Water)
Wh = Aspirated voiſeless labialised velar approksimant (as in Where)
X = Voiſeless velar frikative (Choir => Xoir)
Y = Palatal approksimant (as in Yellow)
Z = Voiſed koronal sibilant (as in Zebra)
Zh = Voiſed palato-alveolar sibilant (Liege => Liezhe)
Zz = Streſsed voiſed koronal sibilant (as in Buzzer)


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06 Jun 2010, 6:49 pm

What about vowels?
Do you dream of coming back to Old Germanic? :D

My little request: could you write what each sound equals?


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06 Jun 2010, 7:55 pm

Ðere! Is ðat muc better?


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07 Jun 2010, 1:14 pm

Mac beſeɻ :twisted:

Sou uot ebaut wouels?
( sond ʊ is very komon in Inglish )


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07 Jun 2010, 2:51 pm

I prefer ðat we do not use fonetiks for the alfabet as ðat woud be a bit too diffikult to memorise. Instead, we woud only use xarakters ðat had been at one time or anoðer been in ðe Eng'lish lan'guaj, so ðat ðey woud be at least be familiar to us. Vowels woud, as I said before, remain jenerally ðe same bekause ðere are some dialekts and aksents that enunſiate ðe words just as ðey appear on paper. We kan't push too hard wiþ ðe spelling reforms.


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