Re: OT? Languages with letters that always take diacriticals

From: Charles Cox (
Date: Sat Mar 20 2004 - 03:44:39 EST

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     Curtis Clark asked:

    > Are there any languages that use letters with diacriticals, but *never*
    > use the base letter without diacriticals? A made-up example to explain
    > what made me think of it: Let's say a language has "", to represent the
    > same sound that it does in German, but not "o", because the language
    > lacks the sound represented by that letter in common European languages
    > (the alternative being to use "o" to represent the "" sound).

     I believe Maltese uses "c" with a dot above but doesn't use the basic "c".

     Charles Cox

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