RE: Compiling a list of Semitic transliteration characters

From: CE Whitehead <>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:19:13 -0400

Hi once more.

Subject: Compiling a list of Semitic transliteration characters
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:03:14 -0400

> Hi.
> From: Robert Wheelock <>
> Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:27:01 -0400

>> Hello!

>> Please help me to compile a complete list of characters used to
>> transliterate (scholarly and popular) the Middle Eastern languages; include

>> both encoded and not-as-of-yet-encoded characters. Thank You!

>> Robert Lloyd Wheelock
>> Augusta, ME U.S.A.
> . . .
> For Romanization (conversion to Latin characters) of Arabic, see:
> The IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) is used to phonetically transcribe Arabic.
> The Latin character set is used for the UNGEGN (United Nations) romanization system, including the basic Latin 1 and also exte > Latin extended-A; Forgot to mention the popular Romanization system we used; in it the pharyngealized consonants t.a and dh.a or z.a were Romanized with the letters s, d, t, and z respectively, albeit with a dot underneath (centered underneath). The voiceless pharyngeal fricative h.aa was Romanized with an h with a dot centered underneath. (As for what I mean with s., etc. that's just my ASCII representation of the consonant with the dot underneath).
> . . .
Again, sorry I can't help more with this; the Wikipedia info on Arabic looks o.k. to me though.

--C. E. Whitehead

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