[XeTeX] Hopi Glottal Stop (was Greek Hyphenation (monotoniko))

Yves Codet ycodet at club-internet.fr
Mon Jan 9 19:05:29 CET 2006

Le 9 janv. 06, à 18:11, Ken Beesley a écrit :

> I hope this isn't too off-topic.
> Hopi orthography (from the 1997 Hopi Dictionary/Hopìikwa Lavàytutuveni)
> uses an apostrophe (or an apostrophe-like character) to represent the
> glottal stop, which is a straightforward consonant phoneme
> in the language. E.g. nu' ("I") and Pikya'ingwtsomo ("stone-axe hill").
> Phonologically the glottal stop can appear at the beginning of
> a word, always followed immediately by a vowel, but because a word 
> cannot
> begin (phonologically) with a vowel, by overt orthographical 
> convention the
> initial glottal stop is not represented in the orthography. E.g. 
> instead of
> writing 'a'a one writes simply a'a.
> Is there a Unicode convention for encoding such an
> apostrophe-representing-the-glottal-stop?

Apparently it should be 02BC, which is described as "glottal stop, 
glottalization" in the "Spacing Modifier Letters" table.

Best wishes,


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