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Re: Phonetics

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Thursday, March 29, 2007, 11:00
On 3/29/07, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> On 3/28/07, John Vertical <johnvertical@...> wrote: > > And I got the impression that Philip was suggesting that cedilla and comma > > belo' are "the same diacritic" in some manner independant of their encoding, > > appearence or history... > > Well, I can easily imagine that "squiggle attached to the bottom > middle" might be an underlying concept that gets realized as either a > cedilla or a comma depending on context or geographical location or > whatever.
Something along those lines, yes. And the idea I had was based on
> That was presumably the position of the Unicode Consortium > prior to 1999...
though as you say,
> but apparently no longer. :)
and the arguments I've seen for disunifying the two squiggles-applied-to-S do merit thought. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>