Irish undotted i

Date: Fri Mar 19 2004 - 13:49:33 EST

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    Quoting Peter Constable <>:

    > If it's really necessary to facilitate that, Marion (or whoever) should
    > propose a variation-selector sequence.

    I don't know why it didn't occur to me before, but there's actually a very
    logical argument to support this necessity.

    In Irish writing that uses the dot-convention, the dot represents lenition.
    Vowel phonemes are not liable to lenition, so it doesn't make any sense to have
    a dotted i, any more than a dotted a, e, o, or u.

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