Ancient Greek apostrophe marking elision

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Sun Jan 27 12:19:52 CST 2019

On Sun, 27 Jan 2019 16:11:12 +0000
Michael Everson via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> Yes, yes. It doesn’t matter. The discussion applies to both the two
> quotation marks and the two modifier letters.

Actually, there is a difference.  As the ʻokina doesnʹt occur at the
end of a word in Hawaiian, one only strictly needs a contrast at the
beginning of a word - unless Hawaiian makes significant use of the
apostrophe for abbreviation.  Unfortunately, U+02BB is worse than
U+02BC from this perspective.  


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