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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 > free- > standing acute, grave or trema for, anyway? ASCII art? > > *wikipedia* > Oh, I see, acute and trema are made out of apostrophe and quotation mark... > > John Vertical >
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