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Re: Tone Marks

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 2:38
On Sun, 17 Feb 2002 22:26:15 -0800, Jim Grossmann <steven@...> wrote:

>I'm sure that others have thought of different ways to convey tone without >using special characters. I hope that all you others post too.
I have some difficulty with Simik (Zirienka) because it has high and low rising tones as well as high and low falling tones, and any of these can be on long or short vowels. I use the United States - International keyboard to create the accent marks. In ASCII, I usually use numbers for the tones. short long 1. (acute) high rising 5. (same diacritics as the short tones, 2. (circumflex) high falling 6. but with a colon after the vowel) 3. (no mark) low rising 7. 4. (grave) low falling 8. The Zirien script itself has separate letters for high, medium, and low tones; the Classical Tenai language only needed those three tones. Combinations of tone letters are used to represent the various tones of Simik. -- languages of Azir------> ---<>--- hmiller (Herman Miller) "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any email password: thing till they were sure it would offend no body, \ "Subject: teamouse" / there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin