Re: Vertical line(s) below

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Dec 31 2009 - 16:47:24 CST

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    On 31 Dec 2009, at 22:29, William J Poser wrote:

    > A-Hmao is a Hmong-Mien language, not Sinitic.


    > To me, in a linguistic context, "Sinological" means "pertaining to the Sinitic languages".

    To me, since all the other characters in the sample are from the Sinological tradition (lots of c's and s's n's and l's with curls for instance) I was using the word in that context.

    > I suppose that since the language is spoken in China you could consider literature on it to be "Sinological" in a broader sense.

    No, not "because it is in China" but "because the phonetic apparatus is in general Sinological".

    > In that case, you can read my statement as: "I have not seen COMBINING DOUBLE VERTICAL LINE BELOW in the literature on Sinitic languages."

    Grand; so my question stands.

    Michael Everson *

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