For the benefit of other readers, I note that if I used asterisks in the way George has done, in my proposal, I think every symbol would have an asterisk, most would have two.
I agree that where a spartan is valid in its primary comma role we should use it there, as you have done with pai
, so I no longer support my previous proposal. However, although your current proposal unifies very-narrow-fifth notations, and separately wide-fifth-notations, it doesn't really simplify them, as it requires the learning of 7 non-spartan single-shaft symbols, most of which aren't even athenian but are from the rarely-used promethean set.
I remind you of an of mine that used prometheans, but they were all recognisable as spartans with an added left scroll.
I see no point in using non-spartans for these bad-fifth EDOs if the non-spartan doesn't even represent its primary comma. But rai
may be worth using.
And I don't have a problem with using Spartans where they are not valid. I note that this is different from not using them where they are valid. I agree we should use them where they are valid, but shouldn't shy away from also using them where they are not, if it simplifies the notations.
So I need to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new proposal that hopefully preserves what I see as the best of both our proposals so far. Please feel free to do the same.