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Re: [elfscript] Re: Orthographic English Tehtar Mode: In favour of extended stems

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  • Benct Philip Jonsson
    ... Sorry, I didn t mean often in Tolkien s use of the Tengwar but often in the history of writing . Look e.g. at Hebrew and Arabic or Japanese kana. --
    Message 1 of 14 , Dec 26, 2004
      hisilome wrote:
      >
      >>Exactly. My idea is that it often happens that an historical
      >>spelling gets disambiguated with the help of diacritics.
      >
      >
      > [Not in the case of hard/soft "th", though, and in the case of "ch"
      > only in one of three options, if we count that vertical under-bar
      > (that is attested only once AFAIK) as a diacritic sign.
      > So I don't know about "often". How many attested examples are there
      > in the orthographic modes? Hardly more than for usage of extended
      > stems (which would not fall in the category of diacritics I
      > presume?). Then again, we don't have many (or very long) samples to
      > go on.]

      Sorry, I didn't mean "often in Tolkien's use of the Tengwar"
      but "often in the history of writing". Look e.g. at Hebrew
      and Arabic or Japanese kana.

      --

      /BP 8^)>
      --
      Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se

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