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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 brands. Pavel -- Pavel Iosad Nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth --Welsh saying