Draft proposal: Old Polish nasal vowel letter
Adam Twardoch (Lists)
list.adam at twardoch.com
Sun Jan 10 01:43:28 CST 2021
LATIN LETTER OLD POLISH O suggests that this is for the O as it existed in
Old Polish. But this is not true — the O in Old Polish was the regular O,
but in addition, there was a NASAL O (most likely similar to ɔ̃ i.e.
akin to the
French "on" in "garçon", while Ą was probably pronounced ɑ̃ back then).
On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 5:56 AM Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>
> LATIN LETTER OLD POLISH O will do fine.
> Michael Everson
> > On 10 Jan 2021, at 04:02, Adam Twardoch (Lists) via Unicode <
> unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
> > I appreciate you formulating the proposal.
> > The naming of the proposed characters "LATIN CAPITAL LETTER OLD POLISH
> NASAL VOWEL" and "LATIN SMALL LETTER OLD POLISH NASAL VOWEL" is weird.
> > There seems not to be a single Unicode letter from the Latin script that
> would include the functional category "vowel" in its name. And there seems
> not to be a single Unicode letter from the Latin script that refers to a
> particular language.
> > The naming of Unicode characters from the Latin script tends to be
> visually descriptive. So the proposal goes against established Unicode
> > But other than that, I think the proposal is worthwhile. The visual
> modification done to get the “horned O”, as this letter was sometimes
> called, was very different from the Danish practice, and there was quite
> some variance. However, this variance was very different from that of the
> Danish practice. I don’t think this letter can be decomposed into an O
> followed by some existing diacritical mark.
> > I think these letters should be added to Unicode, but a more suitable
> name should be chosen.
> > Best,
> > Adam
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