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---- Deborah Goldsmith <email@example.com> wrote:
> on 11/22/00 3:00 PM, Kenneth Whistler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > It isn't really nonce usage, but rather the adoption
> of the formal
> > spelling mechanism of Katakana into Hiragana to
> indicate prosodic
> > length. The place you'll see this usage of the
> prolonged sound
> > mark fairly frequently is in Japanese comics, which
> are rather
> > loose and inventive in their use of spellings and
> > to convey tone of voice and other prosodic information.
> Another example is the use of dakuten on characters
> they're not normally
> applied to (e.g. U+3042 U+3099).
You mean this?
I'm sorry, I can't draw.
How do you *say* it?
> Deborah Goldsmith
> Manager, International Toolbox Group
> Apple Computer, Inc.
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