[sword-devel] apostrophes in locales
dfhmch at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 15 11:28:41 MST 2011
They'd better be, in the light of
If not, then somone goofed.
One example given in this page:
# In the new Uzbek Latin alphabet adopted in 2000, the apostrophe serves as
a diacritical mark to distinguish different phonemes written with the same
letter: it differentiates o' (corresponding to Cyrillic ў) from o, and g'
(Cyrillic ғ) from g. This avoids the use of special characters, allowing
Uzbek to be typed with ease in ordinary ASCII on any Latin keyboard. In
addition, a postvocalic apostrophe in Uzbek represents the glottal stop
phoneme derived from Arabic hamzah or ‘ayn, replacing Cyrillic ъ.
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