From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jul 15 2004 - 06:24:26 CDT
On 15/07/2004 10:56, Dominikus Scherkl (MGW) wrote:
>>>Secondly, the dieresis is used to indicate that two vowels are
>>>pronounced separately. I haven't seen a case where the vowels would
>>>already be accented.
>>There are such cases
>May be, but it doesn't matter - no german reader would ever take
>any combination of diacritics for an umlaut + something else,
>because in german such combinations simply doesn't exist.
>Only the tréma alone could be confused.
The German readers' instincts would probably be wrong when they came to
Livonian, for http://www.evertype.com/alphabets/livonian.pdf seems to
imply A and O with diaeresis and macron are modified forms of A with
umlaut and O with umlaut. Livonian is of marginal importance, I agree,
as according to http://www.eki.ee/books/redbook/livonians.shtml there
were only 35 remaining speakers in 1990 (down to "at least four" in 1997
http://faculty.ed.umuc.edu/~jmatthew/articles/livonian).html), and "The
overall number of items printed in Livonian amounts only to a couple of
-- Peter Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) email@example.com (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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