Wavy lines in cursive handwriting (was "Re: Aramaic, Samaritan, Phoenician")

From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (antonio@tuvalkin.web.pt)
Date: Sun Jul 27 2003 - 15:26:20 EDT

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    On 2003.07.15, 21:42, Werner LEMBERG <wl@gnu.org> wrote:

    > There must be a kind of `dot' for the i and a kind of `breve' sign
    > above the u.

    Some older German esperantists do this, which is quite weird since
    u-breve in Esperanto is a different letter. (Actually I always found
    that usage strange, even in German, where regular "u" with "decorative"
    breve does indeed look different from "n" but almost identical to
    u-umlaut...)

    Anyway, this reminds me of cyrillic cursive handwriting, where these
    same three "wavelets" used for latin "m" (U+006D) stand rather for a "˛"
    (U+0442) when there is a stroke over them, for a "¨" (U+0449) when there
    is a stroke bellow them, and for a "°" (U+0448) when there is no stroke.
    Hursive candwriting "ý" (U+043C) has a distinct angle in the middle, not
    waves.

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