[tlhIngan Hol] Out of curiosity..

Christa Hansberry chransberry at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 17:35:19 PST 2019

Going back to the Esperanto example, some find the Xs ugly and prefer the
H-convention. So like "Mi shatas skribi chi tiel char iksoj malplachas al

But then there's the same issue Daniel mentioned, of knowing when gh is ĝ
and when it's just a g followed by an h. Someone proficient in the language
knows that "flughaveno" (airport) is not "fluĝaveno" because that's not a
word. But for readability it's good to distinguish the two, and for that a
common solution is to use a hyphen: "flug-haveno".

So, I suppose in the hypothetical situation that a system like the ones
described here was adopted, one could say nen-ghep, veng-hom, etc. Not
especially beautiful, but I've seen worse :-P.

As for uppercase qaghwI', well, if I hit shift while I type it, I get " -
violá! XD

On Feb 21, 2019 2:47 PM, "Daniel Dadap" <daniel at dadap.net> wrote:

> > On Feb 21, 2019, at 12:13, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > how would we distinguish between the q and Q ?
> The one other place where case matters is in distinguishing between ng+H
> and n+gh. I don’t think there are any word pairs where the difference would
> cause confusion, but that doesn’t mean there never will be.
> For example, nobody is going to think that NENGHEP is nengHep, or that
> VENGHOM is venghom if they know the words nenghep and vengHom.
> Using qh for Q could be problematic in a similar way for distinguishing
> q+H from Q. For example, is baqha' baqHa' or baQa'?
> An encoding like xifan hol or a system with diacritics would avoid these
> issues.
> FWIW I found SuStel’s example texts perfectly readable, but it does seem
> that old habits are hard to break (I saw a “DaH” in there rather than
> “Dah”, for example.) Also, I wonder, since qaghwI' can’t exactly be capital
> or lowercase, if the vowel following a qaghwI' in a word that begins with
> qaghwI' should be the one to be capitalized instead. For example:
> Qu' dataghdi' 'Aktu' Mellota' je tikaw.
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