From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Nov 29 2003 - 16:17:38 EST
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> Behalf Of Michael Everson
> I think the TDIL chart is wrong.
It seems reasonable that one should need extra persuasion to take the
word of an American living in Ireland over Indians. (Sorry.)
> Traditionally (as in Learn Oriya in 30 Days) subjoined BA is used in
> this context although the reading rules say to pronounce it [w].
So, you're saying that all of these should be encoded as C + virama +
> Now an original ligature of O and BA has been pressed into service
I've seen elsewhere that you've described this as a ligature involving
O, but are you sure it's that? Note that the same shape is used for NYA
and NNA (e.g. conjuncts for NN.NNA and SS.NNA).
> The traditional BA should be used for that unless we have better
> evidence than the TDIL newsletter that such should be the practice.
I could be convinced of that; but if people in India aren't convinced of
that, the boat may not float.
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