Swiss german, spoken
everson at evertype.com
Sun Jun 12 02:21:08 CEST 2005
At 20:11 -0400 2005-06-11, John.Cowan wrote:
>Michael Everson scripsit:
>> At 00:30 +0100 2005-06-12, Debbie Garside wrote:
>> >I was not commenting on the particular tag request itself... just the
>> >principle of allocating tags to "written" and "spoken"...
>> Ys, but that is bollocks. Every language can be written.
>Every language can be *transcribed in writing*, but only some have
>*written forms*, more or less distinct in grammar and lexis from their
>spoken analogues. The distinction is not a nugatory one.
The tags with we are concerned assume some sort of orthography.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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