[iso15924-jac] Re: Phonetic orthographies
mgunn at egt.ie
Tue Nov 21 16:47:10 CET 2006
On 21 Nov 2006, at 01:50, scríobh Kenneth Whistler:
> Yeah, yeah, cute, Mark. Note also that Michael and I, at least,
> were trained in IPA (and other phonetic orthographies) and
> made significant professional use of them. So it isn't as
> if we are babes in the woods here presented with something
> we've never heard of before, and are making off-the-cuff, uninformed
> remarks about...
Fine - suppose we all believe the above claim (which I, personally,
happen to do), then let's suppose we drop Ken and any compatriot of
his choice, who happen to be both equally _literate_ in IPA and
equally _illiterate_ in some endangered language (to make things even
easier, let's make it any indigenous language of the Americas in
which they both happen to be illiterate!) into an indigenous
community, their mission being to write down all possible of that
community's stories and traditional cures in a single week, with all
travel expenses paid?
How would you like us to tag the results of your week's work, Ken?
Marion Gunn * EGTeo (Estab.1991)
27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an
Bhóthair, Co. Átha Cliath, Éire.
* mgunn at egt.ie * eamonn at egt.ie *
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