From: Andreas Prilop (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jul 21 2005 - 09:18:25 CDT
On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, Richard Wordingham wrote:
> I wouldn't call it confusion, at least not on the part of the Unicode
> Consortium. There is an old tradition of using a dot below to indicate
> vocalisation. I know I encountered it (and in the context of Sanskrit and
> Proto-Indo-European) before I encountered the IPA symbol ring below. The
> 1969 edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology uses dot below
> for both Sanskrit and PIE.
There is no "retroflex R" in Sanskrit - so no need to distinguish.
However, even the "Outline of Hindi grammar" by R. S. McGregor,
published already in 1972, distinguishes between "R with ring below"
and "R with dot below".
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