tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Feb 04 12:23:06 2002

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Re: Alphabet

>>>just won't work?  For example, 'ow', 'uw and 'Iy' are "impossible."

>> I'm not aware of any prohibition on the sound {'Iy'}. 

> BTW, a quick glance at page 17 of the TKD indicates that Iy is, in fact,
> acceptable; at least, it is listed among the diphthongs. A quick check of 
> my electronic dictionary shows: lIy, mIy, rIymuS, SonchIy, vIychorgh, wIy.

: Yes Iy is allowed; Iy' (with glottal) is what's being questioned.

I can find no examples of {-Iy'}, {-ow'} or {-uw} in my notes.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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