[nabs-l] learning arabic or chinese

Eliza Cooper eliza.l.cooper at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 07:23:59 UTC 2009


Hi Ben and all,
	Very good point, and please understand that I meant absolutely no  
offense by my choice of the term "non-standard."  I simply used it as  
a way to differentiate between the American english alphabet (i.e.,  
the Latin one, as you pointed out) and those of other languages.  Poor  
wording, admittedly.
	Thanks,
	Eliza


On Aug 1, 2009, at 1:43 AM, Ben J. Bloomgren wrote:

> Hello Eliza,
>
> I am not a speaker of any language with an alphabet other than  
> latin. Please
> be careful with the word nonstandard. It's only nonstandard to those  
> of us
> whose languages use the Latin alphabet. To Nimer, the Arabic  
> alphabet is
> standard and ours is nonstandard. Anyway, Jaws does have Realspeak  
> solo
> direct voices for Russian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean,
> Japanese and Greek as well as Czech and Polish, whose versions of  
> the Latin
> alphabet has some other diacritical marks that must have special  
> treatment.
>
> Ben
>
>
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