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Re: XHTML2.0: Reviving <CREDIT>

From: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 11:03:54 +0100
To: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030330100354.GA22463@ophelia.goddamn.co.uk>
One could mark this up as:

<blockquote cite="urn:ISBN:0-415-22614-7">
    Thai is a tonal language, with the meaning of each syllable
    determined by the pitch at which it is pronounced. Standard
    Thai has five tones - mid, low, high, rising and falling.
    Thai has no noun or verb inflections: a noun has a single
    form, with no distinction between singular and plural, while
    past, present and future time can be conveyed by a single
    verb form. Like many other South-East Asian languages, Thai
    has a complex pronoun system, which reflects gender, age,
    social status, the formality of the situation and the degree
    of intimacy between speakers. Much of the original Thai
    lexicon is monosyllabic; a high percentage of polysyllabic
    words are foreign borrowings, particularly from the classical
    Indian languages, Sanskrit and Pali.
  <cite>David Smyth, Introduction to <span class="book">
  Thai: An Essential Grammar</span></cite>

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