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Re: TECH (?) question: diacritics

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Monday, November 5, 2007, 13:05
>>Michael Poxon <mike@...> wrote:
>>I'm pretty sure there are no a's with double acute in Hungarian, >>though it does have both o and u with double acute.
>Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
>And more's the pity; I could have used a with double acute recently >to go with o and u.
It's a real bummer. I have to use three sets of graphemes: one for my word processor (which allows me to combine double acutes with a, e, i & ø), one for Withfraki (which has the double grave accent over the five vowels, but then I need combine one for over ø), and one for this conlang list (for which I've pretty much stopped using diacritics). The diacritics are not really necessary. I use them to show pitch. A native speaker would know the pitches and their placement is easy to learn. But they do give an "exotic" look to the language. For some reason I don't find the double grave accents as esthetically pleasing as the double acutes. I guess it's all in what one is used to. Charlie


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>