From: Győző Dobner (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Oct 27 2010 - 06:23:26 CDT
On Fri, 22 Oct 2010 18:39:29 -0400
CE Whitehead <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 16:06:53 +0200
> > Subject: Is there any unambiguous vowel length mark code point for
> > classicists?
> > From: email@example.com
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Greetings To All List Members,
> > I would like to know if there is any combining diacritical that
> > can be added after vowel characters to denote vowel length as
> > distinguished from syllable length (or, to use W. S. Allen's
> > preferred term, "syllable weight") to be used with the Classical
> > Greek and Latin languages.
> > I would need
> > this because a vowel+macron combination is also used sometimes to
> > denote syllable length ("weight") in syllables where the vowel
> > actually happens to be short.
> > Best Regards,
> > Gy. Dobner
> Agreed this would be nice to have if it is not there.
Does anyone know if it is there? If not, is there anything that can
be used instead?
> Many other
> languages have such a mark. One would do for Latin and Greek
> together I agree,
Actually, it would be even better to have something like a
COMBINING PHONEME LENGTH MARK that can be used with both
vowels and consonants in any script or language whatsoever and that
would display differently in different languages, depending on the
language tag used. This would not supersede the length marks already
existing in particular scripts (this would be unwise, given the complex
issues that such a change might interfere with in some writing systems),
but rather serve as a fallback in situations like mine.
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