Re: Marshallese

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 12:43:46 EDT

Kenneth Whistler scripsit:

> Not in most languages, but in Marshallese, it is. This is the price one
> pays for adopting a non-letter as a letter of your alphabet. Mayan
> orthographies that used "7" for glottal stop have a similar problem.

Similarly with Turkmen $ and cent-sign, or is that orthography stillborn?
Anyway, the 7 looks more like a glyphic variant to me of the proper
U+0294 than a real U+0037.

John Cowan                         
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