On Thursday, November 8, 2001, at 10:59 AM, Peter_Constable@... wrote:

> This looks like a diacritic on the i such that
> the two pieces form some kind of unit, but of course your Unicode
> character sequence doesn't work that way. What's that supposed to
> represent?

This is from Bernhard Karlgren's *Analytic Dictionary of Chinese and
Sino-Japanese*. He's using U+02BF (MODIFIER LETTER LEFT HALF RING) to
mark aspiration in the initial. U+02BE (MODIFIER LETTER RIGHT HALF RING)
is a mark for the fifth and sixth tones (high and low falling).

John H. Jenkins