Re: Importance of diacritics

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Wed Jul 14 2004 - 10:20:35 CDT

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    On 14/07/2004 15:31, Alexander Savenkov wrote:

    > ...
    >>For in Russian these dots are considered highly optional, and
    >>e with dots (pronounced o or yo - a spelling rule prescribes this
    >>instead of o after certain letters when stressed) is not a separate
    >>letter of the alphabet (contrast i kratkoe, Cyrillic i with breve, which
    >>is a fully separate letter from i).
    >Thats wrong, Peter. The letter is a separate letter. Please dont
    >spread your wrong assumptions in the list.
    I meant this in the sense that the two letters are interfiled in
    dictionaries, e.g.

    At least this is the ordering in my Collins Russian dictionary, and I
    understand it to be the standard Russian ordering. Am I wrong here? By
    contrast, and are not interfiled.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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