Status and history for dag
No known problems at this time.
Denis Moyogo Jacquerye writes:
From what I gathered from Rhonda Hartell’s Alphabets
of Africa and the documents referenced or linked to on the
article about the Dagbani language, especially Dagbani
Plant Names or Interaction
of tone and morphology in Dagbani, there is no evidence of
the use of the letter X. However the letter Latin Gamma (Ɣ
ɣ) is used in some orthographies to transcribe a contextual
allophone of g. I’m guessing X should be replaced by as it
was probably used as a substitute by the translator.
See the word "biɛɣu" (transcribed biEGu) in
"Interaction of tone and morphology in Dagbani and "biɛxu"
in UDHR. "Dagbani Plant Names" clearly states "Most orthographies
mark /ɣ/ the velar fricative as a separate consonant. This
appears to be unnecessary as /ɣ/ is simply a positional
allophone of /g/ between vowels. Nonetheless, it is marked in the
present text as Dagbani speakers are familiar with it." This
agrees with Aphabets of Africa which gives ɣ and g for
|September 20, 2008|| ||Following Denis Moyogo Jacquerye’s observation above, replaced x by U+0263 ɣ LATIN SMALL LETTER GAMMA.|
|September 4, 2006|| ||stage 4: OHCHR identified as the source, complete XML contributed by Adobe Systems.|