KW>But the 5 tone letters already in the Unicode Standard are
explicitly intended for use in such combinations already. See
pp. 6-12 to 6-13.
Oops! I should know better than to write about something before
seeing if it's addressed in the book. As always, Ken, you've
got your finger on the details of this standard. Thanks.
KW>I am not convinced of this claim for 7. Maybe the analysis
has proceeded further since I was involved, but the tonal
experts among phoneticians I
knew insisted that five levels (of tonemes) were sufficient.
Yes, I had heard of claims regarding the sufficiency of 5
levels, but I keep hearing more (indirect) reports of cases
where up to 7 (I may have heard 8 on one occassion) are needed.
I agree that claims for 7 are not undebateable.
I was really wanting to focus on a mechanism for handling
contours rather than the specific number of levels required,
and I didn't realise that essential part of what I was
suggesting has already been included.
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