Re: use of apostrophes

Date: Tue Jun 04 2002 - 17:57:56 EDT

On 06/04/2002 02:52:57 PM Peter_Constable wrote:

>On 06/04/2002 02:39:15 PM "James Kass" wrote:
>>How did the practice of using the apostrophe to represent the glottal
>>originate? Was it because the writing system originally called for the
>>U+02C0 and the apostrophe was visually similar and readily accessible?
>The glottal stop has been written in phonetic transcriptions using the
>shape shown at U+0294

I failed to complete that last sentence: "... for a long time."

- Peter

Peter Constable

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