From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Apr 28 2004 - 22:54:53 EDT
Mark E. Shoulson scripsit:
> It's not unlike what Hebrew does on a very small scale with its furtive
> patah: the vowel is encoded after the consonant but pronounced before
> it. It may not look too sensible when you read the sequence of
> characters--but who reads the sequence of characters anyway? *Writing*
> the sequence of characters may be a little more tricky, but generally
> things are read more than they are written anyway.
Yeah, but we're talking a *radical* rearrangement that would make
textual analysis practically impossible:
a lebrethe glithnoile
slivirne pnena mriile
o mnele galra lenetha!
o gladharmemni nenrotha
fnauliso el lninthano
nve aera, si nve aerano.
Try doing sensible morphological analysis of *that*.
And of course, in the mode of Beleriand the text would be completely
different, and not just because vowel letters were replacing the vowel
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