Re: Cyrillic guillemotleft and guillemotright

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat May 14 2005 - 03:39:51 CDT

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    At 01:35 +0200 2005-05-14, Hans Aberg wrote:

    >My Merriam-Webster's dictionary mentions
    >guillemot as a bird and guillemet as the symbols
    ><< and >>. It says that the latter is the French
    >irreg. dim. of Guillaume William, reputed name
    >of its inventor.

    The Irish name for those is "liamóg", a
    diminutive of Liam, which is derived from
    William. :-)

    Not that one speaks about these very much in Irish....

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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