Language Identifier List up for comments
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Tue Dec 14 15:50:03 CET 2004
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Elizabeth J. Pyatt" <ejp10 at psu.edu>
To: "Tex Texin" <tex at xencraft.com>
Cc: <www-international at w3.org>; <ietf-languages at alvestrand.no>
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Language Identifier List up for comments
> Do you really need to specify different types of English used in the
> United States territories (e.g. Puerto Rico, Guam, etc). I'm aware that
> there are local varieties in some cases, but I'm not sure they are
> reflected in the WRITTEN forms, just in pronunciation. That is, business
> English is the same in Puerto Rico as in the continental U.S.
> This contrasts with en-GB (British English) in which there are genuine
> differences in spelling, punctuation and standard pronunciations.
> Theoretically, you could create a pronunciation/syntax engine for en-PR as
> well as en-TX (Texas), en-NYC (New Yawk City), etc, but I'm not sure how
> well received it would be as a serious tool. I suspect some Puerto Ricans
> would be offended by the concept of a speech synthesizer programmed to
> deliver English in a Latino accent, even though it's linguistically
> Elizabeth Pyatt
> P.S. The same comment applies for British territories. Is standard British
> English used in the Falkand Islands, Bermuda and Gibralter or are
> different spelling conventions used?
>>I will add caveats and expand the list to be both one level and two level
>>I am in a busy patch, so comment now, but I won't make many updates until
> Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
> Instructional Designer
> Education Technology Services, TLT/ITS
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