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Japanese long vowels, was Re: Whatever happened to Aelya?

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Monday, April 15, 2002, 15:53
>Nik Taylor writes: > > Aidan Grey wrote: > > > I think the romanization of japanese with geminate letters > > > (chotto, for example) is a good example, since the native script
> > > uses a small 'tsu'. > > > > On the other hand, some people *do* use - or ~ to represent the > > long-vowel mark in Japanese, writing things like konpyu-ta or de-to. >
JOOC am I correct in guessing that word-final "h" (sometimes syllable final IIRC) is also used to represent the long vowels? Is it some sort of non-standard anglo device? (I'm thinking e.g. of the ball-player Saduhara _Oh_ et al.)


Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>