>===== Original Message From Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]> ===== >At 09.29 a.m. 5.10.2001, you wrote: >>I usually use the symbol  for `ayn... i've seen it in a few Arabic >>transliteration systems and its a simple one-character generally rare >>symbol for ASCII IPA. > >Not exactly unused, tho. Its used to represent the unrounded central >mid-low vowel (/3/) of most non-rhotic Englishes (i.e. 'bird' /"b3:d/) It's in rhotic Englishes too, only rhotacized. /"b3`d/. *Muke!