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Re: Apostrophes

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Monday, August 19, 2002, 9:57
 --- Arthaey Angosii wrote:

> But in a dictionary entry or grammatical discussion, one would talk about > the <while></while> pair as "ves'kes". Everyone understands that this is > not a modifier-attachment word but rather a pair of words. I don't think it > would be better to do a "ves/kes" construction because the ' belongs with > "ves'" -- the word "ves" doesn't exist.
Well, personally I would suggest: "ves'/kes" or "ves' ... kes". The latter is how would do it.
> 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 don't see any problem in assigning three different functions to the apostrophe. But if you don't like it that way, you could theoretically handle it differently in your conscript by using a special character, or even a letter for one or more of them.
> Arthaey
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