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Subject: Re: May I?
Author: Anon.   (guest, 213.10.185.228)
Date: August 21, 2004 at 1:49:04 AM
Reply to: Re: May I? by Chrisell
You say '(I) assumed that the letters assigned to Indian sounds in English are always consistent. That's not a good assumption'
It is a necessary assumption for any transcription-system to work.
All users need to agree from the start what each English letter (-combination) stands for. The system Lala used, 'Self-Pronouncing', is called self-pronouncing because every letter is pronounced in the most obvious English manner. By using 'th' for a dental plosive, Lala broke that rule. (And by using the same 'th' for 2 different sounds, 'd' and 't' she broke another).

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