mōdgethanc wrote:Could you name some examples, please? Because the only language I know of that does this is Persian (with the letter for /q/ in Arabic).
The <ǧ>? I didn't say any natlang did this, but it makes more sense than <c>.
I don't know what you're referring to besides the one guy above who did so, so I don't see how it's a "thing". It would hardly be the first time that a language used a writing system in innovative ways, however.
There's that Free Greek conlang by Sosti which does the same thing. I'm sure there are others, too. And I'd hardly call it innovative
: it's just a person trying to use all 26 letters of the Latin alphabet who, because they don't like /c/, decides it'll be a "fun
" idea to use <c> for /ɢ/. There are two better alternatives that make a whole lot more sense than <c> that I already gave.
Plus, I don't like /g/ but I have it in almost every conlang because I happen to find it useful enough (and sometimes I find /k/ too sharp, but /γ/ too soft), so I suggest either don't try to use 26 letters the same as in IPA or just embrace the stupid phoneme! At least make a better reason why you chose <c> for /ɢ/ than "I don't /c/ and it looks like /ɢ/, anyways." Perhaps it used to be an unvoiced-velar-ejective, but it evolved into a /ɠ/ which in the modern language is now /ɢ/?