From: Antoine Leca (Antoine10646@leca-marti.org)
Date: Thu Nov 17 2005 - 04:06:35 CST
On Thursday, November 17th, 2005 00:13Z, Christopher JS Vance wrote:
> Yes, we learnt about accents, and about digraphs, etc. They were a
> necessary part of the writing system, but were not part of the
> commonly-accepted alphabet.
This remember me of an anecdote. Here in Valencia, when my son was 3, he
learned with his friends a small piece done around the vowels. The script
used drawn letters as signs, and since there are 7 vocalic sounds in
Valencian, they end up with A, É, È, I, Ó, Ò, U... which hurted my view of
>>> It's up to the speakers of the language concerned to decide whether
>> You meant writers, don't you?
> Perhaps. But you may find the alphabet recited by its learning
> speakers more often than those same individuals write it. Of course,
> a published book, such as a dictionary or telephone directory,
> typically has far more readers than writers...
We certainly should NOT mix the primary collating order (A to Z for both
English, German, Italian, and French), which is what is used for directory,
with those exemplar characters we are talking about here.
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