From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jan 05 2004 - 14:50:39 EST
"Peter Kirk" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> May I remind you of the following, my reply to Charles, on this list
> this today:
> > Not a good idea: the Nogai and Khakass languages appear to have used
> > gha/oi and "i with lower right hook" according to
> > http://www.writingsystems.net/languages/nogai/nogailatin.htm and
> > http://www.writingsystems.net/languages/khakass/khakasslatin.htm .
I remember it: you state the distinction between gha/oi and i with lower
right hook. But I thought it had nothing in common with the actual
distinctions in Azeri (keep out the Gua/oi letter which is a variant of g).
We are discussing here about the distinction between the Latin soft sign (b
with top serifs) and the Latin i with lower right hook, no ?
I do agree that we have a distinction between them, but that it could be
possible to represent this distinction with a dotless i and a diacritic like
the combining retroflex hook below.
The "retroflex" term would be misleading here, but do we have a better
"unified" term to designate it? After all we also have the same diacritic
used to designate a French tréma, an English diaeresis, a German umlaut, a
Cyrillic vowel inflexion, and a Greek koronis which all have distinct
functions but are encoded the same or considered canonically equivalent...
Same idea for the existing unification of the Greek tonos and the Latin
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