[ RadSafe ] Birds and radioactivity

Maury maurysis at peoplepc.com
Tue Mar 6 17:04:32 CST 2012

I kept waiting with baited breath for someone to say what it is -- I 
understood it, but what is it called? So:

From: Wikipedia via duckduckgo.com
minuscule <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_case>: "*ø*", is a vowel 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vowel> and a letter 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_%28alphabet%29> used in the Danish 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_and_Norwegian_alphabet>, Faroese 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroese_language#Alphabet>, Norwegian 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_and_Norwegian_alphabet> and 
Southern Sami 
languages. It is mostly used as a representation of mid front rounded 
vowels, such as ø 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close-mid_front_rounded_vowel> œ 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-mid_front_rounded_vowel>, except for 
Southern Sami where it's used as an [oe] diphthong 

The name of this letter is the same as the sound it represents (see 
usage <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%98#Language_usage>). Though not 
its native name, among English-speaking typographers the symbol may be 
called a "slashed o" or "o with stroke". Although these names suggest it 
is a ligature <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligature_%28typography%29> 
or a diacritical <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diacritic> variant of the 
letter /o/, it is considered a separate letter in Norwegian and Danish, 
and it is alphabetized after "z" -- thus z, æ, ø, and å.

In other languages that do not have the letter as part of the regular 
alphabet or in limited character sets 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_set> such as ASCII 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII>, ø is frequently replaced with the 
two-letter combination "oe".

Whew! Find new things every day .....
Maury&Dog [MauruSiskel  maurusis at peoplepc.com]

On 3/6/2012 3:54 PM, Dan McCarn wrote:
> Lao Ma Shi Tu - 老 马 识 途 - "Old horses know the way" - Chinese Proverb
> Let an old horse guide your way, Franz.  I don't think she meant
> anything by that, and I'm sure she didn't mean to imply anything about
> American Culture, whatever that is...
> Best,
> 老 马 (Lao Ma - Old Horse)
> Dan ii
> Dan W McCarn, Geologist
> 108 Sherwood Blvd
> Los Alamos, NM 87544-3425
> +1-505-672-2014 (Home – New Mexico)
> ith the line through it". Sine ira et studio: This is typical "American" (rather "US") habit - everything that does not fit the US point of life, language and opinions and US every day of life is "funny" or I interpret it as "ridiculous". Not to talk, that our latin2

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