RE: Bantu click letters

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu Jun 10 2004 - 08:14:20 CDT

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    > From: []
    > Behalf Of Michael Everson

    > >I had not proposed ones I know of before now as I expected they'd be
    > >about as well received as the two symbols created by Doke that I
    > >proposed last summer: the s and z with swash tail (they were not
    > >accepted at that time).
    > Heavens, really? The bilabials? Desmond Cole discusses them (and
    > shows them) in his article "The History of African Linguistics to
    > 1945" in Current Trends in Linguistics, Vol. 7, Linguistics in
    > Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Are you serious? I missed that! In the very same volume (p. 648), the z
    (but not the s) is cited in A.N. Tucker's article "Orthographic systems
    and conventions in Sub-Saharan Africa."

    Peter Constable

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