Yat' (was Czech orthography)
|From:||Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 9, 2004, 12:16|
> The palatizing Slavic /e/ in Russian was the letter _jat_,
> which resembled
> the soft sign _jer'_ with a crossbar on the top. The Unicode
> locations for
> the capital and small letters are U+0462 and U+0463. The word
> _n'et_ 'no'
> was spelled differently before 1918.
Umm, not exactly. Both Proto-Sl. *e and *ê were front vowels, and thus
palatalized the preceding consonant in ORu.
> I wish they brought back the four letters that were phased
> out by Lenin, personally.
Many do here, also. Which leads to awful results. For instance, in the
promo poster for the recently filmed 'The Idiot' by Dostoyevsky, there
were, I believe, five errors in the distribution of _e_ and the yat'.
But at least they got the right _i_ in the big letters with the name of
the film (so _NDIOT'b_, where N = modern i, i = i, 'b = jer). Others
don't do even as well, and stick the wrong _i_'s, for instance, even in
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Nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth