Re: Importance of diacritics

From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (
Date: Mon Jul 12 2004 - 14:29:57 CDT

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    On 2004.07.12, 15:36, busmanus <> wrote:

    > O, yes, and rough transcriptions in brackets do no harm (e.g. at the
    > first occurrence in the given text), at least if such are available.
    > This would be (very roughly) something like "Benkó (pron. Benkoh)"
    > and "Benko (pron. Benkur)" for the above examples in US English.

    I absolutely concur. Additional info may be the traditional
    assimilated form, if any, and transliteration details, when crossing
    script boundaries. Ex.

    «Soviet official Õðóù¸â (Qrux¸v, pron. Hrueshawf, a.s.a. Krushchov
    etc.) used his shoe in a quite unexpected manner this morning »…

    Anyway, the funniest situation for "obscure" diacriticals to be left
    may be when wishing a happy new year to your Spanish speaking friends
    and associates... ;-)

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