Fast links: Interglossa » Glosa »


Gary Miller (Gary Miller <gmillernd@...>) on August 17, 2011

Xavier– Although the H-sound was never a letter in the Greek alphabet, cla= ssical Greek did have it.-> Anti un H-fono ne pa es u litera in Helena alfa= -beta, un arkeo Helena lingua sura habe id. The ancient Romans did have the= letter H, and always transcribed Greek words with it. =A0The Glosa word HI= DRO from Greek is an example of this.-> Plu arkeo Roma-pe pa habe u litera = H, e panto-kron re-grafo plu Helena verba kon id. The Greeks did not have t= he letter, but when a word started with a vowel, they put one of two marks = on top of it.-> Plu Helena-pe ne pa habe u-ci litera; anti-co, kron u verba= habe proto vokali, mu grafo mono ex bi sema supra id. ‘ (the closest ASCII= mark) indicated “smooth breathing,” that is, no H-sound.-> ‘ (u maxi proxi= sema ex ASCII) monstra “glabro spira,” u-ci es, zero H-fono. ` indicated “= rough breathing,” that is, the H-sound.-> ` monstra “ruga spira,” u-ci es, = un H-fono. The Greeks did use -N before the H-sound.-> Plu Helena-pe pa uti= -N ante H-fono. A(N)- in Greek means “not, un-.”-> A(N)- de Helena lingua = habe u semani “ne-, no-.” Therefore many languages have words like:-> Kausa= -co poli lingua habe plu homo verba: =A0BIOLOGY/ABIOLOGY, HYDROUS/ANHYDROUS= . Glosa has inherited this pronunciation.-> Glosa pa heredi gene u-ci fono.=

(English used to have this too. =A0If you have an old King James Bible at = home, translated in the year 1611, you will see “an hundred, an husband, th= ine hand,” etc.)-> (Plus England lingua pa habe u-ci. =A0Si tu habe u paleo= Kristo-Bibli, King James translati de anua 1611, tu fu vide in id “an hund= red, an husband, thine hand,” e tali plus.) (Furthermore, I don’t like it w= hen someones says “an historic.” =A0This goes against the orthography [ORTO= -GRAFO] of modern American English!) Saluta,_ _/./\ =A0 Gary#

Fast links: Interglossa » Glosa »

H-fono - Committee on language planning, FIAS. Coordination: Vergara & Hardy, PhDs.