Ancient Greek apostrophe marking elision
Mark E. Shoulson via Unicode
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Mon Jan 28 19:55:39 CST 2019
On 1/28/19 2:31 AM, Mark Davis ☕️ via Unicode wrote:
> But the question is how important those are in daily life. I'm not
> sure why the double-click selection behavior is so much more of a
> problem for Ancient Greek users than it is for the somewhat larger
> community of English users. Word selection is not normally as
> important an operation as line break, which does work as expected.
This is a good point. Bottom line is that word-selection, at least, is
not going to be _exactly_ right. Oh, and for another example, note that
Esperanto also regularly (in poetry, anyway) uses a word-final
apostrophe (of some kind) to indicate elision of the final -o of a
nominative singular noun, or the -a of the article "la". What shall we
say to Esperantists who can't correctly the third word in «al la mond’
eterne militanta / Ĝi promesas sanktan harmonion»? I guess "Suck it up
and deal with it." And that may indeed be the answer.
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