Re: OE diphthongs/breaking (was: Re: Germanic vowel correspondences (was: Scots.))
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 12:20|
And the grave is made out of the "backtick" character (`), which is
used for a variety of purposes in UNIX shells and programming
languages inspired thereby, and also serves as a distinct opening
single quotation mark in some legacy ASCII-only apps. Statistically,
I type ` many orders of magnitude more often than any gravely-accented
On 7/23/08, John Vertical <johnvertical@...> wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 21:57:58 -0400, ROGER MILLS wrote:
>>Mark J. Reed wrote:
>>>Right-alt (a.k.a. Alt Gr) only works with the keyboard set to US Intl,
>>>which might have other undesired effects (like turning some
>>>punctuation marks into dead keys).
>>True, but it saves a lot of effort if you do much with Spanish/French, even
>>German...not to mention conlangy stuff............You just have to get used
>>to hitting the space bar when necessary :-)))
> I can see the point for circumflex and tilde, but what do you ever need a
> standing acute, grave or trema for, anyway? ASCII art?
> Oh, I see, acute and trema are made out of apostrophe and quotation mark...
> John Vertical
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