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Re: unknown symbols

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 4:21
David McCann wrote:
> Looking at the contents of Latin Extended Additional, I realised that > there were a lot of characters I didn't know. A bit of googling showed > that no-one else seems to know them either! Can anyone here explain the > uses of the following? > > ḁ (a ring below) ḉ (c cedilla acute) ḡ (g macron) ḣ (h dot above) > ḧ (h dieresis) ḩ (h cedilla) ḿ (m acute) ṕ (p acute) > ṥ (s acute & dot above) ṧ (s caron & dot above) ṩ (s dot above & below) > ṳ (u dieresis below) ṽ (v tilde) ṿ (V dot below) ẙ (y ring over)
Ḧ (h dieresis) is used in Kurdish, along with ẍ (x with dieresis), according to this Kurdish/English dictionary by Aziz Amindarov. No clue how <ḧ> differs from <h> -- maybe something like [ħ]? Ḿ (m acute) might be used in Cantonese romanization? (syllabic /m/ with a tone mark). I haven't seen any of the others -- although ẙ (y-ring) could be useful for that voiceless labial-palatal approximant in some dialects of Tirelat (corresponding to /fj/ in the standard dialect).


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>