Re: How to encode underlined characters

From: Chris Harvey (
Date: Fri Sep 09 2005 - 08:22:24 CDT

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    Ysgrifennodd Philippe Verdy <> 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
    grammatical reasons.


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