From: George W Gerrity (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jul 13 2009 - 05:18:31 CDT
The tones are numbered 1–4, and the neutral tone is sometimes
numbered 0 (zero), so perhaps it is simply the arabic numeral zero.
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On 2009-07-13, at 19:43, Christoph Burgmer wrote:
> Am Montag, 13. Juli 2009 schrieb Robert Abel:
>> are you sure it is supposed to look like the scans you provided? It
>> might be that the printing for the book was fairly limited and
>> could not
>> account for these characters' true glyphs?
>> I would personally go with <U+0064><U+0325>, this provides d̥ for me
>> which has the circle right under the d with an appropriate font.
>> --> http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/8477/bujydaw.png
>> How encourage this is I don't know, but at least it would conform
>> to IPA
>> as in being voiceless or nearly so.
> Interesting point.
> My guess though is that it just might be a subscript Latin O, for
> neutral tone".
> I can check W. Simon's books on GR that are quoted for reference,
> and see how
> it renders there.
> I think I posed the wrong question in the beginning. How to know which
> character to use if all I have is printed material that probably
> used rich-
> text information to render the glyph.
> Am I wrong looking for a plain-text solution? I believe a
> Romanisation is so
> basic it should be expressible in plain-text.
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