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Re: CHAT: Pinyin Reformed (Re: John Cowan mangles Pinyin again)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Thursday, February 10, 2000, 22:26
"Daniel A. Wier" wrote:

> >The objection here is that ' is used in all (except Yale?) romanizations > >to divide syllables when the "natural" division is wrong, > >thus Chang'an to avoid reading Chan'gan, or Xi'an to avoid reading Xian. > > Oh, sorry; I was thinking in terms of Pinyin.
Pinyin, Gwoyeu Romatzyh, and W-G all use the apostrophe as outlined above. I'm not sure whether Yale does so or not. (W-G also uses the hyphen in this function sometimes.) -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)