LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM: pinyin
cowan at ccil.org
Sun Aug 3 18:48:33 CEST 2008
Kent Karlsson scripsit:
> Doug Ewell wrote:
> > As mentioned earlier, while Pinyin is used primarily and overwhelmingly
> > for Mandarin Chinese, it does have use for other languages.
I would need to be convinced of this, Doug.
> For instance Cantonese: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Cantonese_Pinyin.
That's not the specific system Hanyu Pinyin being referenced here.
Remember that "pinyin" just means "alphabet" in Mandarin, so finding it
in the name of a particular romanization system proves nothing.
> > It's not as though we were talking about using 'boont' with Russian.
'boont' being a variant subtag for a variety of English.
A: "Spiro conjectures Ex-Lax." John Cowan
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