Re: U+0345 COMBINING GREEK YPOGEGRAMMENI not usable in other scripts as "hook below"?

From: Richard Wordingham (
Date: Sat Jun 17 2006 - 16:16:00 CDT

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    Alexej Kryukov wrote on Saturday, June 17, 2006 AT 6:00 PM

    > On Saturday 17 June 2006 16:08, you [= Richard Wordingham] wrote:

    >> Surely the point here is that <U+1F08, U+0345> and <U+1F08, U+03B9>
    >> should be different in Modern Greek.
    >> A classicist would probably write a diaeresis on the U+03B9
    >> in both the lower and title case forms of the second combination.
    > Adding a dieresis would be a mistake, because it would produce an
    > absolutely new combination, semantically NOT equivalent to those
    > discussed above.

    Actually, it is this 'new combination' I was talking about. I was simply using Nick Nicholas's example of ᾄδης/ᾌδης 'Hades' (why isn't it ᾅδης/ᾍδης with a rough breathing?) and ἀιτός (monotonic αϊτός) 'eagle'. The first word is a far from clean example - it has the non-Attic form Ἀΐδης! (I.e., the iota could appear with diaeresis, in which case it would be stressed.)

    Richard Wordingham

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