From: D. Starner (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 09 2004 - 01:12:43 CDT
> transliteration is no longer needed or useful. Transliteration
> is a one-to-one mapping between scripts, and the reader needs to be familiar
> with both scripts and the transliteration rules to make sense of it.
That's not true. Looking at Wright's Historical German Grammar, I
see "Goth. baírand, OHG. bërant=Skr. bháranti." It would be illegible
to me, and probably many Germantists, if it were written in three
scripts instead of one. Using foreign scripts is rarely of help to
the casual reader, especially in the frequent cases where it's not
important that understand the details of the transliteration scheme.
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