Posted On Monday 19 November 2012 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)

After some deliberation, we've decided to repurpose the recently (by Timlan standards!) introduced schwa vowel for a more useful use. This does not conflict with its previous use, but it does conflict with the explanation in the previous blog post.

Imagine we're living in a parallel universe where the Timlan vocab actually has many many words. Imagine that "ha" and "t~sei" are two of those words. When speaking, how would you distinguish the following two sentences:

eateht hat~s ei

eateht ha t~sei

This has been a problem largely ignored since the start of Timlan, but one that now has an answer:

Schwas can be optionally used where clarity is of the utmost importance to signify the end of a word. For information on what a schwa actually is, see the previous post. For learning purposes only, schwas are written ? (but this does not occur in normal Timlan). So, if you knew confusion could occur, you could optionally say:

eateht hat~s? ei

or even

eateht? hat~s? ei?

Fonti will be updated shortly.