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Re: orthographical question.

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Sunday, April 1, 2001, 0:56
>During colonial days, Indonesian used e-breve for schwa (vs. {e} for [e, >E]). Somewhere in the 40s they switched to {e} schwa vs. {é}, much more >sensible since {e} is very frequent, {é} not. Then in 1972 they >eliminated >all diacritics, so now you just have to _know_ which is which. Hmmph.
And then you have Tagalog which doesnt use any accents on words, even though proper stress is crucial to knowing the meaning. If i were to reform it, i would make set a rule that accents had to be written.


Mangiat <mangiat@...>R: Re: orthographical question.