From: Karl Pentzlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 08 2009 - 07:05:48 CDT
Am Dienstag, 8. September 2009 um 13:47 schrieb verdy_p:
v> "André Szabolcs Szelp" wrote:
>> Actuall, _long_s_ has been used not only contextually, but also
>> orthographically versus _short_s_.
>> Mediaeval and Early Modern orthographies of Slovene use the distinction to
>> mark the difference between IPA [s] and [z].
>> While the algorithmically indeterminable way of using long vs. short s in
>> many instances over its use in Latin paleography and typesetting might be
>> and was indeed one argument for encoding them separately, this
>> abovementioned example is a definite instance of separate characterhood.
v> Are you sure that this usage was with the long s ? ...
Independently of this, there are Caucasian languages (at least Udi)
which used the long s as a different letter (when using the Latin script in
the 1920/1030s), They even developed an uppercase form of it.
- Karl Pentzlin
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