Re: writing Chinese dialects

From: Douglas Davidson (
Date: Tue Feb 06 2007 - 11:05:12 CST

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    On Feb 6, 2007, at 8:38 AM, Jon Hanna wrote:

    > wrote:
    >> Ah, why is it called polish order?
    > After the nationality of Jan Łukasiewicz, its inventor.

    The humorous answer is, "Because engineers can't pronounce
    Łukasiewicz." I know very little about Polish orthography, but
    Wikipedia gives the pronunciation as [wuka'ɕɛvitʃ].

    Douglas Davidson

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