Re: Latin vowels?

Date: Tue Sep 10 2002 - 13:07:59 EDT

On 09/10/2002 01:10:19 AM Radovan Garabik wrote:

>ANGSTROM SIGN is a symbol. It is not meant to be pronounced,
>and if it is, it is pronounced something like IMHO /ɔŋʃtrom/
>Now, that is neither vowel nor consonant, but a whole word :-)

You might think so, but things aren't so simple. By analogy, note that, in
certain contexts, "N" is to be prounced "Newtons". That has no bearing on
how "N" is to be categorised.

The facts are that U+212B is a copy of U+00C5, has exactly the same
properties (except that U+00C5 does not have a decomposition mapping to
itself), is canonically equivalent to it, and is in every way
indistinguishable from it except for the name. It is not a symbol; it has
a general category of "uppercase letter".

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
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