Single-letter names (was: Re: Update of RFC 2606 based on therecent ICANN changes?)

Ted Hardie hardie at
Mon Jul 7 18:47:10 CEST 2008

At 9:25 AM -0700 7/7/08, michael.dillon at wrote:
> > However, many concepts in modern Chinese
>dialects require multiple syllables to express them and
>therefore multiple characters to write them. So there isn't
>really a one to one mapping of word, syllable, concept as
>many people suppose.

While there may not be a one-to-one mapping of word,
character, and concept every time, there are many words
and concepts which can be given (and commonly given)
in a single character.  Forcing  those to use multiple characters
to get around a policy limitation may introduce, rather than reduce confusion. 

Why would we want to insist on that?

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