Alternative Insubric orthographies

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This is a prospect of Insubric language orthographies others than the classical Milanese one.

Comasca[edit]

Alternative orthography of the city of Como and suburbs, used by the academy Famiglia Comasca.

Overriding differences in pronunciation and grammar, the orthography differences with the classical Milanese orthography are:

  • sound /y/ is written ü, not u
  • sound /u/ is written u, not o
  • sound /œ/ is written ö, not oeu
  • long vowels are always written as double
  • there is a different use of accents (but not circumflex one)
  • zz is often used
  • article i ("the", plural) is written j when followed by vowel

Lecchese[edit]

The most used alternative orthography in Lecco and suburbs is:

(overriding differences in pronunciation and grammar)

  • sound /y/ is written ü, not u
  • sound /u/ is written u, not o
  • sound /œ/ is written ö, not oeu
  • long vowels are written with the circumflex accent
  • the other accents, on tonic syllables, are always used
  • final voiced consonants are written as voiceless (like they actually are in pronunciation), except ambiguities