Re: ASCII 1.1 released

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Apr 10 2000 - 15:35:44 EDT

Kenneth Whistler wrote:

> Surely Hawaiian must come close: 5 vowels (a i u e o) and 8 consonants
> (h, k, l, m, n, p, w, and glottal stop).

I'll see your Hawai'ian and raise you Rotokas: same five vowels, only
six consonants (b p t d k g) where b is fricative (like Spanish b, v
between vowels) and d is an alveolar flap (like Spanish r, or American
English t between vowels). An alternative orthography uses v and r
instead of b and d (either or both), it seems, but in any case only
six consonants.


Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)

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