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Re: Marking tones in conlangs

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 21:13
On 2/7/06, Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:
> Vietnamese as I recall uses a variety of diacritics, including dot-under; > but some vowels require two IIRC.
Only one for tone, but some vowels also have a diacritic for quality, which can then be combined with another diacritic for tone for a total of up to two diacritice per vowel. However, say, o and o-horn, or e and e-circumflex, are separate phonemic vowels, and more an artefact of the limited number of vowel letters in the Roman alphabet. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>