Michael Everson everson at
Mon Oct 6 19:14:34 CEST 2008

On 6 Oct 2008, at 17:52, John Cowan wrote:

> I actually think that a more salient feature is the use of b d g for  
> unaspirated stops and p t k for aspirated ones, though one could  
> argue that Australian English orthography uses the same convention.

No; Tongyong does that. But Tongyong uses "jh" for Pinyin "zh".

It is these alphabetic features which define Pinyin, not just the fact  
that the Chinese government approved it. That is why I do not think we  
should omit this sentence.

Michael Everson *

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