From: Philippe Verdy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Nov 20 2005 - 04:18:10 CST
From: "Richard Wordingham" <email@example.com>
> Philippe Verdy wrote:
>> If this does not change the semantic, then even that ZWNJ can be excluded
>> from IDN: you can use the syntaxic ASCII hyphen to separate the two
>> tokens, instead of using ZWNJ.
> It chan_ges the se_man_tics no more than wri_ting like this.
You said Burmese was essentially monosyllabic, so this change looks more
If I understand your statement, removing the ZWNJ would only affect the
spacing of monosyllabic words normally ended by ZWNJ. But then one must ask
whever all words end with ZWNJ: Of course not!
So suppose that in the statement above, all ending 'e' may create ligatures
with the following consonnant, and we had to insert an extra ZWNJ to
separate them in English, and we were not using spaces, we would normally
With the IDN rule, dropping ZWNJ would render the following incorrectly, and
possibly with different interpretation where two separate words would
combine into one:
(note the capitals/smalldifference here just to say where the words are
delimited, and in this example one could see the word "these" followed by
the plural word "mantics", if it exists).
Changing ZWNJ into a hyphen would be:
Am I wrong?
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