ISO 639-3 changes

Michael Everson everson at
Sun Jan 25 13:25:26 CET 2015

On 25 Jan 2015, at 03:53, John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:

> Indeed.  The article <> says: says "For words that begin with an ʻokina, capitalization rules affect the next letter instead (for instance, at the beginning of a sentence, the name of the letter is written "ʻOkina", with a capital O).” Unfortunately, no source is given, but it agrees with what I have seen
> for both Hawaiʻan and Khoi-San languages.

In my editions of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass” and in the forthcoming “Ka Hopita”, this is the practice I followed. 

We also distinguish the glottal-stop apostrophe and the single left quotation in that the glottal is larger in the font than the quotation marks. This, it turns out, is important for ease of reading. 

Michael Everson *

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