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Tristan McLeay skrev:

 > In any case, I thought it was a long-standing and
 > continuing tradition for new Cyrillic-based alphabets to
 > create new letterforms for new sounds

Yes, this was the practice of *Soviet Union linguists*, but
see my proposed condition:

 >> /D/? The idea is that a 19th century alphabet maker was
 >> able to turn existing lead types upside down to create
 >> new symbols, but not to add diacritics or wholly new
 >> shapes.

/BP 8^)>
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