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Re: Adding a letter, was: Silent E

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Friday, October 5, 2001, 22:10
Quoting Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>:

> IIRC, the umlaut dots in German originate from superscript {e}, still > earlier simply {e}, denoting the modified vowel quality.
I believe this is correct. I have seen modern texts which reproduce the superscript <e>s as in the original. (I think it was Georg Büchner's play _Woyzeck_, but I'm not sure.) ============================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> "If a man demands justice, not merely as an abstract concept, but in setting up the life of a society, and if he holds, further, that within that society (however defined) all men have equal rights, then the odds are that his views, sooner rather than later, are going to set something or someone on fire." Peter Green, in _From Alexander to Actium_, on Spartan king Cleomenes III


Tristan Alexander McLeay <zsau@...>