Re: [elfscript] Re: Orthographic English Tehtar Mode: In favour of extended stems
- hisilome wrote:
>Sorry, I didn't mean "often in Tolkien's use of the Tengwar"
>>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.]
but "often in the history of writing". Look e.g. at Hebrew
and Arabic or Japanese kana.
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
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