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Re: Pinyin troubles: (was Re: Further digression)

From:Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>
Date:Sunday, January 21, 2007, 2:34
Everything said and done, Pinyin is a more regular spelling system
than many alphabets in the world, IMO. Also, spacing can be left out,
as long as apostrophes are inserted where ambiguities are likely,
which is the usual academic practice, and which facilitates the
separation of pinyin into the distinct cí rather than clumsily into
individual zì.

E.g. Xiàndài Hànyû Dàcídiân (with ¨ for the macron and ˆ for the
breve) which is more understandable as opposed to Xiàn Dài Hàn Yû Dà
Cí Diân. The ambiguity deepens without the tone marks, so.


2007/1/21, Leon Lin <leon_math@...>:
> Pinyin requires spacing regardless of the uu/v, unfortunately. I discovered this > when trying to type my Chinese name. > > li-ang, liang > xi-ang, xiang > qi-ang, qiang > ni-ang, niang > xu-e, xue > > -Leon > > Steven Williams <feurieaux@...> wrote: --- Isaac Penzev schrieb: > > > To speak about word processors, the IME I use, uses > > _v_ for _ü_, giving _nv_ > and _lv_. A bit unusual, > > but nonambiguous. > > Good point. I just checked NJStar, and it accepts both > /uu/ and /v/ for /ü/, but it does not accept /yu/. It > would be problematic getting tone marks on /v/ (if > you're using it for, say, ruby) and trying to keep it > separate from /u/ in handwriting, but it *would* also > establish a distinct grapheme for [y]. > > > > > > > ___________________________________________________________ > Der frühe Vogel fängt den Wurm. Hier gelangen Sie zum neuen Yahoo! Mail: > > > > --------------------------------- > Expecting? Get great news right away with email Auto-Check. > Try the Yahoo! Mail Beta. >