"Logic" for describing IPA as a script
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Fri Apr 11 14:31:28 CEST 2003
Michael Everson scripsit:
> We give script codes to scripts. I can write out any number of texts
> and you would be unable to determine whether it was IPA or Latin
> until some stray letter wandered in.
If they are short enough. By the same token, I can write a short enough
text and you can't determine whether it is en, fr, or th-latn. But
for texts of reasonable length, there is usually no room for doubt
whether it is IPA or Americanist or a standard orthography.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com
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