From: Andrew C. West (
Date: Mon Jan 05 2004 - 11:31:32 EST

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    On Mon, 5 Jan 2004 13:54:18 +0000, Michael Everson wrote:
    > LATIN LETTER TONE SIX **is** the SOFT SIGN clone into Latin, and
    > should be used for Pan-Turkic. I've suggested, but perhaps not loudly
    > enough, that the reference glyph be modified to be more soft-sign
    > like.

    LATIN LETTER TONE SIX isn't a Latin clone of the Cyrillic soft sign per se, but
    is simply a character that is based on the Cyrillic letter that looks most like
    the digit "6". It was chosen to represent Zhuang Tone 6 purely on the shape of
    the glyph (likewise the letters for Zhuang Tones 1-5 were chosen simply for
    their resemblence to the digits "1" through "5"), and has no relation to the
    original phonetic usage of the Cyrillic letter. To modify the reference glyph be
    modified to be more soft-sign like would simply make the reference glyph less
    Zhuang Tone Six-like.


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