From: Chris Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 09 2005 - 08:22:24 CDT
Ysgrifennodd Philippe Verdy <email@example.com> ar y 08-09-2005 am 16:58:
> It really looks like writing Shoshoni was limited by American
> typewriters that didn't have any diacritics, so they borrowed the
> underline used with backspace. But later, when keyboards were extended,
> wasn't there a backquote (`) usable as a grave accent over e (è) , which
> was probably better than using the complex digraph of underlined vowels?
> The underlined use of the digraph 'ai' looks like borrowing the French
> digraph for the same sound (but French also has 'è').
I believe that _ai_ was chosen to represent [ɛ] for etymological and/or
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