Re: triple diacritic (sch with ligature tie in a German dialect writing document)

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Date: Tue Jun 13 2006 - 10:58:06 CDT

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    * Karl Pentzlin [2006-06-13 13:34]:
    > Am Dienstag, 13. Juni 2006 um 09:33 schrieb Michael Everson:
    > ME> Is it productive, or just used with sch in German?
    > At this time, I only know of sch.

    Here's an example from Greek, from my modern Greek grammar schoolbook.
    This kind of undertie (hyphen) indicates a single syllable. The text


       39. The word _voítheia_ is also spoken _voíth(eia)_ in three
       syllables, _dýo_ is also spoken _dyo_ in one syllable.

    I'm also attaching a scan from _το ροδάφ'νον_, a novel written in Pontic
    Greek. In the word "λογαριάεις", they wanted to indicate that "ριάεις"
    is a single syllable, and it seems they couldn't or didn't want to use a
    quadruple undertie, so they used two double ones. This book uses quite a
    lot of double underties, but no triple ones (there is no ambiguity,
    thanks to Greek orthography).



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