Date: Thu Jun 10 2004 - 12:50:50 CDT
Michael Everson scripsit:
> You have a weird view of the history of phonetics, John. You haven't
> addressed the substantive issue: these are Latin characters used to
> represent sounds which in 1925 could not easily be represented.
And never have been represented thus since. In their day, there were
probably a lot more documents using LATIN CAPITAL LETTER ANTISIGMA
and LATIN CAPITAL LETTER H LEFT HALF than one, yet they are not
encoded either. (Though LATIN CAPITAL LETTER TURNED F is.)
> Indeed, there are click letters like the STRETCHED C
> which did get into IPA and were later deprecated. So you can
> represent the STRETCHED C in chu: as Doke writes it (as do Pullum and
> Ladusaw, using Doke's diacritics as well) but you can't represent
> Doke's other letters? This doesn't make sense.
It makes sense because others used STRETCHED C (and indeed it was
part of the standard for a while), but no one has used OWL before or since.
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