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Re: Celtica (was: Maggel)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 21:04
On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:45:43 +0200, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>

> Quoting "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>: > >> (*)I think CXS needs a shorter way of representing non-syllabicity, >> preferably one that doesn't tie up ^ and keep it unavailable for >> indicating superscripts. Perhaps a following ( ? Since ) represents >> the >> tie, its opposite number is available for other uses, and the ( is >> visually suggestive of the IPA diacritic . . . > > I have suggested using '=', on the logic that there are no sound for > which we > need indicate both syllabicity and non-syllabicity.
I'm not entirely sure I approve. What about languages where the syllabicity of a vowel is in question? I like "(". However, since it's preceeded by the diacritising mark "_" in the asyllabic diacritic, "^" isn't entirely tied up, since to mark a superscript, it would not be preceeded by "_". Paul