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Re: Yûomaewec: Example and evaluation

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 14, 2002, 20:43
Quoting Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>:

> En réponse à Christopher Wright <faceloran@...>: > > > The frequency of diacritics is an obstacle to this system's use, I > > think. > > Only for monoglot English people, who never used diacritics. About > everybody else does ;))) .
That's not really true -- I can think of countless languages that don't use diacritics in their native orthography. Many native languages of North America, in particular, actively strive not to have diacritics when having orthographies devised since their superstrate language, English, does not have them (much). Personally, though, I like 'em. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier Dept. of Linguistics "Nihil magis praestandum est quam ne pecorum ritu University of Chicago sequamur antecedentium gregem, pergentes non qua 1010 E. 59th Street eundum est, sed qua itur." -- Seneca Chicago, IL 60637


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