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Re: Hmong and semi-syllabic writing

From:Paul Bennett <paul.bennett@...>
Date:Thursday, October 14, 1999, 8:06
Nik writes:
Barry Garcia wrote:
> I created a script once where you had characters for syllables, and also > single characters for representing vowels, consonants, and diphthongs so > that if you had a word like: 'naktaandai', you could write it out like: > 'na-k-ta-a-n-d-ai'.
Well, Arabic has a diacritic for "no vowel", you could try that, so that "naktaandai" might be something like (with diacritics in parentheses): na-ka(NoVowel)-ta(Long)-na(NoVowel)-da-i Or something similar. <<<<<< Many Brahmi-derived (India and SEA) scripts do the same thing, with both the "kill" sign and the "long" sign. ************************************************************* This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been scanned for the presence of computer viruses. *************************************************************