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Old 04-01-2016, 07:57 AM
Johanna Johanna is offline
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Originally Posted by Dr. Drake View Post
Punctum delens strikes again:

anam ċara (/anam xara/) (what popularized the phrase)
anam chara (/anam xara/)

English speakers* seem determined to project their lack of diacritics onto other languages.

*not you: this error is extremely widespread, and this phrase is almost always written cara in English contexts, rather than ċara or chara.
Thanks for the correction! The way to spot those when unmarked would be to learn all the lenition rules, which I haven't yet done. On behalf of many languages, I share your feelings about the erasure of diacritics.