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'caron' (was: Re: Re: Two questions about Esperanto

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Thursday, July 8, 2004, 13:17
> the 'caron' (hacek, haczek) used in the writing of Czech > & some other Slav langs - like an _inverted_ circumflex.
Where does this word 'caron' come from? I first encountered it in the character set section of the manual of my first computer (Amstrad PCW, I worked all the summer of 1987 to buy it), but it's not in my copies of OED or Webster's Unabridged, and I've never seen it in texts on typography or writing systems (where hacek, which is in the dictionaries, is used). (I wondered if it might have a Livagian origin: _caron_ could be the stem of the Livagian word for the hacek, since Livagian uses it over a, e, i, m, n, o, q, r, u, w, y. Either <caron> is a respelling of Livagian <karon> or <gkharon>, or it is a repronunciation of Livagian <caron> pronounced with an initial dental click, 'tsk'.) --And.


Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>
Tristan Mc Leay <kesuari@...>'caron'