From: Marion Gunn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 19 2004 - 15:14:29 EST
>Quoting Peter Constable <email@example.com>:
>> If it's really necessary to facilitate that, Marion (or whoever) should
>> propose a variation-selector sequence.
>I don't know why it didn't occur to me before, but there's actually a very
>logical argument to support this necessity.
>In Irish writing that uses the dot-convention, the dot represents lenition.
>Vowel phonemes are not liable to lenition, so it doesn't make any sense to
>a dotted i, any more than a dotted a, e, o, or u.
Exactly my point. I believe I had a similar conversation in February 14 yrs
ago, with a newly-arrived American lad (when I was still on my first Mac
and a VM100) who traded me, for a copy of Ó Dónaill's dictionary (and I
considered cheap at the price), a poor, raggedy attempt at an Irish font my
Department refused to purchase, but which fired my hungry soul's
-- Marion Gunn * EGTeo (Estab.1991) 27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an Bhóthair, Co. Átha Cliath, Éire. * firstname.lastname@example.org * email@example.com *
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