Talk:Apex (diacritic)

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Merge?[edit]

Should this be merged into acute accent? The acute accent must have derived from the apex... FilipeS 11:16, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Usage?[edit]

How widespread was use of the apex? Is it found in a majority of documents? A significant minority? The Jade Knight (talk) 19:30, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Good illustration[edit]

I happened upon this stone in Nîmes:

Scriptura con apices Nimes 1750.jpg

This inscription (CIL XII: 3203) was one of several in the museum with very clearly marked apices. I wonder if it would be worth using it instead of the current photograph, on which the apices show up a little less distinctly? Q·L·1968 03:16, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Great indeed. Can we create a gallery? -DePiep (talk) 23:37, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
They use a tall I for í. Is that normal? Did i continue to be written double after that convention was dropped for other vowels?
I see we were missing it in the existing illustration as well, with what we transcribed as ⟨j⟩. Added a note, though I don't know how general it was. — kwami (talk) 11:07, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Not in Unicode?[edit]

I did not find the word "Apex" in Unicode character names. Is it encoded in Unicode at all, possibly under another name? Has Unicode published anything about the acute-resemblance? -DePiep (talk) 18:42, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Why did vowel length marking stop?[edit]

Why is it that although double consonants are always marked, marking long vowels has fallen out of use? Did vowels eventually lose their length? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.139.81.0 (talk) 12:26, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

More references needed.[edit]

This article makes a lot of claims that amount to "modern experts are stupid and don't know what they're doing". That sort of claim requires a large number of good references. (Actually, even with a large number of good references, I think some of these claims would need to be toned down; but first, references.) —RuakhTALK 16:06, 14 November 2012 (UTC)