Re: [OT] Re: the Ethnologue

Date: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 15:26:15 EDT

On 09/19/2000 06:01:46 AM Antoine Leca wrote:

>Most of these differences are related to the spoken languages, and do not
>appear in writing. Since IT is mainly related with writing, this is a
>more minor point that it may appear at first sight.

Some domains of IT are mainly interested in writing, but that is by no
means true across the board. Examples include:

- processing that operates on speech data rather than text or text alone
- linguists interested in speech varieties (what they generally think of as
- governements and development agencies interested in all language
distinctions, including those between unwritten languages

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
Tel: +1 972 708 7485
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