From: Patrick Andries (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 09 2005 - 12:21:12 CDT
Chris Harvey a écrit :
> Ysgrifennodd Philippe Verdy <email@example.com> ar y 08-09-2005 am
>> 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').
Not Sanskrit U+0910 ai ऐ now Hindi [ɛ] as in 'hen'.? Or Greek αι now
pronounced as [ɛ] ? Etc.
> I believe that _ai_ was chosen to represent [ɛ] for etymological
> and/or grammatical reasons.
Usually the case.
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