RE: Decimal separator with more than one character?

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Mon May 19 2003 - 14:43:23 EDT

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    Andrew C. West wrote:
    > I don't quite follow your argument, but in my wife's dialect
    > of Chinese (a variety of South-West Mandarin) Beijing is
    > pronounced [pekin] ...

    That was exactly my point: the old English and French graphies coveyed a
    genuinely Mandarin pronunciation (albet a dialectal one, today), while
    pinyin, if misread by uninformed people, sounds simply wrong.

    _ Marco

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