On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 04:08:38PM +0100, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> What he failed to mention was that initial vowels go on a zero consonant known
> as a "short carrier".

Only if they're short.  Initial long vowels go on the "long carrier". :)

> diacritics were dropped, which would explain how one can know that **_acalma_
> or **_acalma_ wasn't intended.

Uhm, those two spellings look identical to me.  What distinction did you
mean to draw?