Ah, okay. I already suspected that it's actually pronounceable for Africans. Still, it would a huge step for minor-planet-permanent-naming, because I don't think that any other named minor planets have those kinds of interjections like the "ǃ" and the "ǁ." I wonder how the MPC and JPL will respond to that. Maybe they'll exclude the interjections, like Gkún’hòmdímà and Gò’é Hú, and make that as the official name? Or maybe they'll just reject it completely...
Okay, I don't know when this happened, but... surprise surprise, JPL and MPC actually accepted "G!kunll'homdima" as an official name for 2007 UK126...
However, notice that it's "G!kunll'homdima," not "Gǃkúnǁʼhòmdímà." Just as I partially suspected, they slightly altered the weird characters. Here is the list of all the changes I found:
The alveolar click (ǃ) is replaced with a normal exclamation mark (!).
The "u with acute" (ú) is replaced with a normal "u."
The lateral click (ǁ) is replaced with double-L (ll).
The "modifier letter apostrophe" (ʼ) is replaced with a normal apostrophe (
').The "o-grave" (
ò) is replaced with a normal "o."
The "i-acute" (í) is replaced with a normal "i."
The "a-grave" (à) is replaced with a normal "a."
(Yes, some of them might look extremely similar, but trust me, they're different. Just put it in Google's searchbox to confirm the difference)
Now, which one should SpaceEngine use? The original version or JPL's & MPC's altered version?
I'm voting for the altered version, since it will make its name easier to be given in SpaceEngine. Furthermore, I distinctly remember that there were other asteroids with non-normal characters (mostly the acute and grave letters) that were altered by JPL, in which SpaceEngine also used the altered version.