Swiss german, spoken

Michael Everson everson at
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 *  *

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