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RE: Examples of language changes in websites

From: Montgomery, Gordon <Gordon.Montgomery@Staples.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 14:32:48 -0500
Message-ID: <E77431CF9E0AD61198B30002A5F397FB07072D40@fraex24.staples.com>
To: "'Yvette P. Hoitink'" <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>, 'Doyle Burnett' <dburnett@sesa.org>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

maybe it needs a hyphen in English [US and UK]?

i.e. site-map

my "text to speech" renders site-map nicely


-----Original Message-----
From: Yvette P. Hoitink [mailto:y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl] 
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 2:23 PM
To: 'Doyle Burnett'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: Examples of language changes in websites

In Dutch, the word 'sitemap' (one word) is used a lot. This is yet another
example of the Dutch habit of glueing words together, which is gramatically
correct in Dutch. This is so normal for me I didn't even recognize this as
not being entirely English...

Dutchmen pronounce 'sitemap' with the English pronounciation. It is not
(yet) in the Dutch standard wordlist. Just like the word 'cadeaushoppen',
this is another example of a word whose language cannot be identified within
the current HTML standards since it's neither Dutch nor English.

Yvette Hoitink
CEO Heritas, Enschede, The Netherlands
E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Doyle Burnett
> Sent: donderdag 4 december 2003 20:00 
> I believe the term is site map (two words) and yes, if
> written as a single word, sitemap - screen readers will not 
> pronounce the word as would be desired.  
> Doyle
> On 12/4/03 8:17 AM, "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn@idyllmtn.com> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > On Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 04:44 AM, Ineke van der
> Maat wrote:
> >> Sitemap is not an official word  in German or Dutch and can be
> >> pronounced by screenreaders in Dutch as sietemap (ie as ea in sea 
> >> ,just like bietensap or fietstas).
> > 
> > English screenreaders sometimes have said "sigh tuh map", for this
> > word, rather than "site map".
> > 
> > --Kynn
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