From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Aug 10 2009 - 20:33:15 CDT
Mark E. Shoulson <mark at kli dot org> wrote:
> Even if they use the Jamos with different values, i.e. if the
> phonology is really different, what matters is that the
> syllable-structure should be similar. Hangul is designed to handle a
> particular kind of syllable; something with, say, too many consonants
> allowed in the coda could be a problem.
You know, like English.
This might be an interesting experiment for the Hangul enthusiasts who
have called it "the most perfect phonetic system devised" and "the most
efficient alphabet ever invented," and have claimed that virtually any
language could be written effectively in Hangul.
Fortunately, from the few available samples, Cia-Cia appears to contain
a high concentration of CV and CVC syllables, implying that Hangul might
not be such a bad fit. Personally, I hope it's a raging success for the
80,000 or so speakers.
-- Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14 http://www.ewellic.org http://www1.ietf.org/html.charters/ltru-charter.html http://www.alvestrand.no/mailman/listinfo/ietf-languages ˆ
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