Re: IPA Null Consonant

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu May 29 2003 - 17:25:43 EDT

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    Kenneth Whistler scripsit:

    > I don't
    > know what the origin of the mathematical integral sign
    > (U+222B) is, so cannot vouch for whether it is graphologically
    > connected to the long s or not, but it is clearly distinct
    > in usage and properties from the IPA esh.

    It was devised by Leibniz, and represents the long S in "summatio".
    See .

    John Cowan
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