From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Nov 13 2003 - 02:23:44 EST
Jim Allan <jallan at smrtytrek dot com> wrote:
> Ewellic, to be sure, does not match one to one with the standard Latin
> alphabet. But I would presume that when Doug Ewell created it he was
> familiar with either IPA or some other phonemic/phonetic notation such
> as that in Webster dictionaries.
When I was 17 I had virtually no exposure to IPA. I had seen the cheesy
and problematic dictionary pronunciation conventions that go to almost
any length to avoid non-ASCII letters like "ŋ" and "θ". So yes, I could
derive a pronunciation from a dictionary. But I wasn't trying to
duplicate any such scheme with different letterforms. For one thing,
most of them seemed to think "i" as in "ice" is a single vowel, and "ch"
as in "church" is a single consonant, and I happened to disagree.
> I would suppose he created Ewellic as a cipher of such characters.
Not at all my intent.
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