From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Aug 06 2005 - 11:20:21 CDT
At 11:29 +0100 2005-08-06, Richard Wordingham wrote:
>There seem to be some minor errors in Figure 1:
>1. The w~ row is labelled 'H-N' instead of 'W-N' on the right.
>2. Shouldn't the 'r-' row be in red? The section on structure
>implies that Massaquoi added it.
The document states that Massaquoi's "series for [hw] was taken over
in modern times to represent the nasal [w] series, and his series for
[r] has been adopted as part of the Standard syllabary. Massaquoi's
other additions for non-Vai sounds have been shown there in red in
order to highlight them to the Vai-speaking reviewer of this document
who may not be familiar with them."
(Vai-speaking reviewers are familiar with the nasal-w and r- series,
so they didn't need to be highlighted.)
The legend to Figure 1 states "The characters in red are Massaquoi's
additions (apart from his wh- and r- series) as well as the syllable
-KAN from The Book of Ndole." This is intended to indicate that
Massaquoi's additions -- but not the wh- and r- ones -- are shown in
>Similarly, is the 'w~-' row meant to be a mixture of red and black?
Do you mean the W-N row? Yes, as I recall it is supposed to be mixed
because the black ones would be familar to Vai-speaking reviewers and
the others might not.
>3. Should the ''?~" row heading be in red?
I don't know what row heading you are referring to.
-- Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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