Re: teh marbuta

From: Tom Emerson (
Date: Wed Mar 02 2005 - 13:30:23 CST

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    Gregg Reynolds writes:
    > I see in the new version that teh marbuta (0629) is still listed as
    > right-joining. This is arguably incorrect with respect to written
    > Arabic (or at least not such good design); it would be more usefully
    > construed as a dual joiner. I don't know how it plays in other
    > languages that use the Arabic script.

    I'm interested in your arguments that teh marbuta isn't right joining:
    how is this not correct? It can only appear word-final, which
    precludes its use as a dual joiner.


    Tom Emerson                                          Basis Technology Corp.
    Software Architect                       
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