Navlipi Volume 1: A New, Universal, Script ("Alphabet") - download pdf or read online

By Prasanna Chandrasekhar,Nicholas Ostler,Christopher Moseley

This e-book provides a brand new, common script, denoted NAVLIPI, able to expressing all of the world’s languages, from English and Arabic, to tonal languages corresponding to Mandarin, to click on languages reminiscent of !Xo Bushman. in keeping with the Roman script, NAVLIPI makes use of simply 5 new or reworked letters (glyphs) as well as the 26 letters of the Roman script; it makes use of no diacritics, particularly making heavy use of “post-ops”, post-positional operators. Its expression is particularly facile and intuitive and hugely amenable to cursive writing in addition to keyboarding and voice transcription. extra scientifically and systematically prepared than even Hangul, NAVLIPI comprises crucial positive aspects of a common script, to date found in no global script up to now, comparable to universality, completeness, strong point, and sensible phonemic software. It addresses the intense deficiencies of the alphabet of the foreign Phonetic organization. most significantly, NAVLIPI addresses phonemic idiosyncrasy, for the 1st time ever in any global script; between different issues, phonemic idiosyncrasy makes transcription, within the comparable script, of, e.g. Mandarin and English, or Hindi/Urdu and Tamil, super tough. it truly is felt that NAVLIPI is brought at a suitable time for a globalized international, which wishes a unmarried script during which it is simple and intuitive to transcribe all the world’s languages; it will possibly additionally help in the renovation of endangered languages. except offering the hot script, the ebook additionally offers a radical overview of approximately all previous paintings via 5 millennia to the current, a uncomplicated dialogue of phonetic and phonemic type, “exercises” in arising with new scripts, a thesaurus of phrases, and greater than 620 unique references in linguistics and comparable fields. Nicholas Ostler makes the subsequent commentary: “NAVLIPI is a scientific extension of Roman script with a few goals in view: To be a pragmatic (legible and writable) script for the entire world’s languages, yet whilst to symbolize the languages’ sounds precisely and continually, making no compromises at the phonemic precept. during this bold target, it is going past current scripts: past usual Roman scripts, since it calls for that its symbols are interpreted a similar approach in every single place; past phonetic scripts resembling the overseas Phonetic Alphabet, by way of representing phonemes singly, instead of as a suite of telephones; and past all of the different scripts, by way of trying to change each one among them with no lack of major phonetic aspect. this can be a stupendous target for a unmarried process created by way of a unmarried student. “The major difficulty to Chandrasekhar’s fulfillment is the phenomenon of “phonemic idiosyncrasy”, wherein the particular speech sounds are geared up into diversified, and cross-cutting, major units in a variety of languages: for instance, p, no matter if aspirated or un-aspirated, is similar phoneme in English, however the types belong to contrasting phonemes in Hindi, the place (however) f is heard because the similar sound as aspirated-p. by means of juxtaposing letters, Chandrasekhar evokes new symbols that signify without delay the advanced phonemic truth. The try and have all of the attainable virtues of a phonetic writing procedure instantly - at the foundation of a unmarried man’s perfect - is what makes this a heroic endeavor.” Dr. Chandrasekhar used to be born in India and lives and works in the US. he's a chemist and company proprietor energetic within the U.S. safety contracting undefined, yet his ethnic historical past locations him in a multilingual, multiscriptal society. an concept like Navlipi used to be probably to come up in India, the place various scripts compete for the eye’s awareness in way of life, and an inquiring brain corresponding to the author’s was once moved to attempt to distil them right into a unmarried uniform writing system.

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