Re: ogonek vs. retroflex hook

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sat Apr 05 2003 - 10:37:30 EST

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    Jim Allan scripsit:

    > John Cowan includes SMALL C WITH OGONEK in a list of characters at

    As I noted at elsie.html:

    > The data should not be accepted uncritically, as transcription
    > errors are almost certainly present: for example, the 16 occurrences of
    > LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH ACUTE AND ACUTE almost certainly represent a
    > double-acute mark rather than vertically stacked acute accents.
    > The data were provided by the courtesy of James Agenbroad of the
    > Library of Congress.

    My guess was that whoever generated those 14 instances of SMALL C WITH
    OGONEK was confused about which was cedilla and which was ogonek
    (SMALL C WITH CEDILLA has 146753 instances).

    John Cowan     
    To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
    are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
    that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
            --_The Hobbit_

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