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Re: W Syllabry (was Re: Orthographies with lotsa diacritics (was: Ogoneking theConsonants))

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Saturday, May 27, 2000, 23:20
Kristian Jensen wrote:

>Has anyone tried designing an orthography equally cluttered >with diacritics and special characters?
One of the scripts used to write Tech is a later invention, circa 2100. It's a mixture of Latin, Greek and Coptic letters, with not a few diacritics. Yet this is by necessity (huge phonology), not volition. Also, my personal revision of Vietnamese writing, the natlang of course, uses superscript diacritics for tone markers, and a dot below (low vowel) and a following apostrophe (unrounded) for vowel quality, so you don't have to stack two diacritics on top of a letter. For consonants, a dot below marks retroflexion. DaW. ________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at