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Re: Apostrophes

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Monday, August 19, 2002, 3:55
On Sat, 17 Aug 2002 21:10:41 -0700, Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>

>So far I've been using the standard ASCII apostrophe ' for all three types >of usage. I've tried ` and - but the former looks kinda weird and the >latter I just can't stand. (Nevermind that the hyphen is used extensively >in the parent language of Asha'ille for Type 2 usage. :) Should I just >keep using an apostrophe in all three cases, use something different for >Types 1 and 3, or work on converting the world to Asha'ille's native script? ;)
I'd suggest {-}, but since you can't stand it, you might as well go on using {'} as long as it doesn't cause any confusion. Personally, I use {'} for glottal stops, ejectives, the unwritten epenthetic schwas in Tirelat, separating pairs of letters that otherwise would look like digraphs, and various other uses. Hinate~, the new Zireen language I'm starting to develop (still in its early stages), uses both apostrophes: {'} for ejectives and {`} for aspirated stops. (I don't use {h} to mark aspiration, since Hinate~ has a [T] sound, spelled {th} in the romanized version. It looks better in Word, which uses the comma-shaped single quotes, and the Polish nasal mark for nasalized vowels.) -- languages of Azir------> ---<>--- hmiller (Herman Miller) "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any email password: thing till they were sure it would offend no body, \ "Subject: teamouse" / there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin