Re: Digraphs as Distinct Logical Units

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Fri Aug 02 2002 - 21:04:27 EDT

> At 04:48 PM 02-08-02, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> >... and some extreme case
> >orthographies are known that employ up to *hepta*graphs!
> Ooo, I want one! Do you have any examples, Ken?

If I recall correctly, that one was a technical orthography
of Nama -- but I can't track down an online reference at the

In the meantime, for a sampler of some of the wild multigraphs
used in various orthographies for Khoi and San languages, try

Examples: "'//Ng" <-- there's a pentagraph for you.

"//Kx'", "//Kh'" and so on.

-- //Kh'en

P.S. The San peoples are now apparently vigorously objecting
to being lumped with the Khoi peoples as "Khoisan". See:

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