cowan at ccil.org
Thu Sep 25 08:17:24 CEST 2008
Randy Presuhn scripsit:
> > I'm happy to exclude Tongyong now, and just leave the 'pinyin'
> > subtag to cover the various PRC romanizations based on Hanyu
> > Pinyin principles.
> And the use case for lumping these together as a single variant is.... ???
That they are substantially similar in character, forming a family of
related orthographies, and that it is unnecessary to provide individual
subtags for them.
John Cowan cowan at ccil.org http://ccil.org/~cowan
Sound change operates regularly to produce irregularities;
analogy operates irregularly to produce regularities.
--E.H. Sturtevant, ca. 1945, probably at Yale
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