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Re: The romanization of Spanish (was: ... of a complex tone language)

From:Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 17:33
On Wed, 20 Feb 2002 08:44:36 +0100, Christophe Grandsire
<christophe.grandsire@...> wrote:

>En réponse à John Cowan <cowan@...>: > >> There is indeed a proposal out there to create a specifically >> American spelling of Spanish, using b for /b/, k for /k/, s for /s/, i >> for /i/, g for /g/, and j for /x/ everywhere, and dumping orthographic >> h. >> You can see this (parodied) at >> >> >> I doubt these "rreformas" to "el idioma de Kerbante i Kebedo" will >> catch on.....
If you mean {k} for /z/ or /s/, no. However, many of the other changes are already in common use (Except in newspapers and dictionaries, but they're always behind the times). Jeff
>Hehe, I had forgotten vocalic _y_ :)) . And I don't think a reform that >would separate the Spanish of Latin America from the Spanish of Spain >(where for instance the difference between z and s still exists, at least >in Castilla) would ever catch on anyway. > >Christophe. >