Re: CGJ for Two Greek Ligatures?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Mar 05 2005 - 11:23:52 CST

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    At 17:49 -0800 2005-03-04, wrote:
    >There are two, similar, ligatures used in Ancient Greek
    >educational/reference materials.
    >They look something like a percent sign.
    >The first is composed of: a smaller raised epsilon + slash + smaller omicron.
    >The second is composed of: a smaller raised eta + slash + smaller omega.
    >For your reference, these are used attached to the root of a verb, to indicate
    >a particular kind of verb conjugation. They would only appear in a reference
    >environment, and never in normal running Ancient Greek text.

    These are not ligatures. They are a linguistic notation representing
    a discussion of the reflexes of Indo-European vowel gradation.

    Please try to find out something about what you are talking about
    before burdening this list with discussions of "ligatures" which are
    in no way "ligatures".

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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