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Re: orthographical question.

From:Scott W. Hlad <scott@...>
Date:Saturday, March 31, 2001, 21:49
The older German alphabet used this symbol over a "u" as when you wrote in
the cursive version ("Schrift") of the alphabet, the "u" and the "n" were
written exactly the same. To prevent confusion one wrote the symbol over the
"u" to keep them separate. A good example can be found on the bottom of a
Hummel figurine. The "umm" are 8 consecutive points. The symbol over the "u"
and now you are down to 6 which is easier to distinguish as 2 m's. The
u,m,n, and the e were a series of up and down stokes with points at the top
and the bottom. The e was formed just a enough differently that it wasn't a
problem to distinguish.

I write my whole journal in this Schrift to keep nosy people out!


> -----Original Message----- > From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU]On > Behalf Of Frank George Valoczy > Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2001 1:43 PM > To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU > Subject: Re: R: Re: R: orthographical question. > > > On Sat, 31 Mar 2001, John Cowan wrote: > > > Frank George Valoczy scripsit: > > > > > Speaking of breves, can anyone explain how it is used in > German over "u"? > > > > As far as I know it is just a fast way of writing diaeresis/umlaut. > > > > That's the's wasn't. Umlaut was with a tilde, this was clearly > a breve, and in a place where you wouldn't have umlaut, example the u in > flugzeug (second u that is). > > -------ferko > Ferenc Gy. Valoczy > > Suurt chugunikka peene ahjo suhe et toukka. > > Virtual Votia - Vaddjamaa Internetaza: > railways page: > 25kV 50Hz: