The name FUPA

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at
Thu Feb 28 12:10:40 UTC 2002

(Michael Everson (everson at writes:)

>(Klaas Ruppel (klaas.ruppel at writes:)
>Michael Everson (everson at writes:
>>   > I don't much like "FUT".
>Is it because a FU... -like not very nice abbreviation already exists
>in English?

That's not an abbreviation, it's an ancient and noble Germanic word...

No, I like the FU well enough. I don't like "transcription", and I
prefer Phonetic alphabet.
>>I am inclined to stick to it because it does seem that the
>>   > bulk of material written in it belongs to that branch of Uralic.
>Michael, in our proposal the evidence shown in the Figures comes for
>an important part from Samoyedic languages: Lehtisalo,
>Juraksamojedisches W├Ârterbuch (Fig. 39-57, 88). Also Fig. 67 has


>Actually I do not know what to do yet.

Translate "Finno-Ugric Phonetic Alphabet" and "Uralic Phonetic
Alphabet" into German and Finnish and taste them for a while,
comparing them to "International Phonetic Alphabet". Whichever one we
choose is the one which we will probably become the standard name
after our monograph on Unicode implementation becomes available.....
Michael Everson *** Everson Typography ***

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