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Thread #81449 Message #1493770
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
26-May-05 - 02:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Aloha 'oe / Farewell to thee
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Aloha 'oe / Farewell to thee
Ah Ha! My browser renders the Wikipedia mark as a square, so it means that the symbol as written cannot be handled. This also happens when I go to Japanese and Chinese sites, since I have not added the conversion capability to my programs.
Looked through my cds and books and didn't find anything other than ' used for the glottal stop.
I looked in "The Navajo Language" (dictionary and grammar, a monster volume for a very complex language) and found the ' used. I know almost nothing of the language, but it seems that extended or stressed vowels are written as doubled letters, rather than using a macron.
Not pertinent here, but I have found much mis-information, and speculation, put forth as gospel in Wikipedia. I would never use it as a reference.
Mudcat down again, can't post. Try again later.