TauMan wrote:Arka0415, what a great idea! Never thought about a Tau phonetic alphabet before?
First I have no idea what the name of the Tau letters would be, because even English the name of letter isn't necessarily the sound of the letter makes. The letter 'T' is called 'tee', but pronounced 'te'; and 'Z' is called 'zee' or 'zed', but pronounced 'zz'. And to complicate things in Tau'sia, like in Hebrew and Arabic, letters are also numbers. So do you say the letter for the number or the word for the number? Do you see the number 'A' and say 'One', or do you see the number 'A' and say 'Aay'?
Will get cracking on solving this problem. In the meantime here are the Tau numbers.
10. Niam (Eight)*
*Tau has a base eight number system, instead of our base ten number system.
Related topic, I know that several writers (myself included) here on the A.T.T. forums have stories where firewarriors using 'combat hand signals'; but no one has ever come up with what they look like.
We know the numbers 1-8, which correspond to the 1st-8th letters of the Tau alphabet, but we don't know which letters those actually are.
Kakapo42 wrote:In order to create a Tau spelling alphabet, you'll first need to decide which Tau alphabet you'll use, as there are several different interpretations floating around. This is important, because the official Tau alphabet presented in GW codexes (and, I believe, in the Living Tau Lexicon commonly used on ATT) uses the same characters for different letters, while the aforementioned Expanded Tau Lexicon does not. There are also Tau words that may feature in one lexicon set but not in the other.
Thus, I suggest that - if you haven't already - take a look at both the Living Tau Lexicon and Expanded Tau Lexicon threads. You should be able to find them easily enough in the Library (the Living Tau Lexicon in particular is stickied). Both are in common use on the forum, so once you've decided which one to go with (or created your own third lexicon option) focus on setting up a Spelling alphabet for that one - you may wish to co-ordinate your efforts with Tauman on this, especially if you choose to adopt his lexicon set.
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