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names of lerfu: letter plus script

As a way of avoiding using script shifts (selma'o BY1), and of having to memorise Old Church Slavonic names for Cyrillic, and heaven knows what we'd do with Arabic "teh",

I (nitcion) propose the following sleazy lerfu cmene scheme:

  • Cy/V name of lerfu, per normal Lojban
  • + CC or CVC for script provenance. With the following list pulled out of thin air:

 

  • Roman: l (from lo'a)
  • Greek: g (from ge'o)
  • Cyrillic: r (from ru'o)
  • Arabic: x (from xrabo)
  • Hebrew: j (from je'o)
  • Armenian: dj (from xadjestan?)
  • Georgian: k
  • Devanagari: d
  • Katakana: p (from ponjo)
  • Hiragana: pix (ponjo xiraganan... Oh, whatever)

 
Which would mean

  • Roman b: by or byl.bu
  • Greek beta: ge'o by or betas.bu or byg.bu
  • Cyrillic be: ru'o by or bukys.bu or byr.bu
  • Arabic beh: jo'o by or byx.bu
  • Hebrew bet: je'o by or bet.bu or byj.bu
  • Devanagari ba: zai.devanagar.bu by or byd.bu

 
I mean, it can't be any more broken than the current system...

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What about just using Unicode character codes? me'o se'erenodaugai would be the euro sign. Arabic beh would be me'o se'enoxarebi. And so on. mi'e filip

we can already do so; but numbers have no mnemonic value. The Unicode mailing list sees a fair bit of codes, but I think the majority of usage is still names (and the standard provides both.) — n.


Created by NickNicholas. Last Modification: Thursday 12 of December, 2002 15:14:17 GMT by NickNicholas.