Re: Hmong, Yolongu, ISO, etc.

From: Andrea Vine (
Date: Wed Sep 24 1997 - 14:17:53 EDT

Couldn't resist a comment on this one (from the SBS broadcast transcript) :

"If you use an roman script with additions, then it's sort
of like using a badly written form of your language, so you
have to make some guesses about what the words actually
are. Another major language is Greek - that doesn't have
equal access to writing in authentic Greek, so they'll use
roman letters to indicate the pronunciation of Greek, but
it might not be totally's rather chaotic"

The way English is butchered on the Internet, I'd say it doesn't fare any better!


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