LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R4): pinyin
everson at evertype.com
Tue Sep 9 22:35:36 CEST 2008
The fact that Wade-Giles is called "wēituǒmǎ pīnyīn" is irrelevant
to the present conundrum.
On 9 Sep 2008, at 21:06, Kent Karlsson wrote:
> Doug Ewell wrote:
>> Kent Karlsson <kent dot karlsson14 at comhem dot se> wrote:
>>> But I note that the word "pinyin" may be unfortunate for this, since
>>> that word is used (with varying degrees of commonality) to several
>>> romanisations (including Wade-Giles) of different languages.
>> Using the word "Pinyin" to mean Wade-Giles would be a huge mistake in
>> terminology. Even though "pinyin" in Chinese means "alphabet" (as
>> has told us often), in the field of Chinese romanizations "Pinyin"
>> "Wade-Giles" are very much used in contrast to each other. I am no
>> expert in this field and even I know that.
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin_(disambiguation), note point 3
> starting with "Weituoma Pīnyīn" (note the "pinyin" part) which
> to Wade-Giles romanisation. See also the first sentence of
> /kent k
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