--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, Marco Cimarosti <marco.cimarosti@...>
> suzmccarth wrote:
> > It seems to me that there would be many encodings possible for
> > one word, depending on how one wanted to point it, like set 1,
> > 2, or something in between. How many possible encodings would
> > be for the word "legend"?
> As there are 4 binary choices, it's obviously 16 combinations:
> a-ti-yuu-h-kaa-n
> aa-ti-yu-ka-n
> But I am not quite sure I understant *why* this should be a

According to the Ethnologue entry for Naskapi at
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=NSK , there are no
more than 70 speakers literate in the dialect (language by
Ethnologue's reckoning). When do you think Google will get round to
implementing searches that aren't thrown by these variations?

How did you eliminate YU-W as an alternative to YUU? Word finally,
the examples showed Naskapi -YU-W corresponding to Eastern Cree -YUU.