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poor example of multi-letter phonemes

From: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 20:18:23 +0900
Cc: fantasai@escape.com (fantasai)
Message-Id: <753515019.20040304111823@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org

This is a last call comment from fantasai (fantasai@escape.com) on
the Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0
(http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020430/).

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Submitted by: fantasai (fantasai@escape.com)
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Comment type: editorial
Chapter/section the comment applies to: 3.2 Units of aural rendering
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Comment title: poor example of multi-letter phonemes
Comment:
# for example 'wr' and 'ng' in "writing" ...

For the 'wr' in writing, it is generally perceived that the w is silent and the 'r' alone gives its sound. And then for the 'ng', unless they've taken Linguistics, most English speakers don't notice that it's a separate phoneme.

So I suggest you use "thing", because "th" is definitely a single phoneme.




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      <para># for example &#x27;wr&#x27; and &#x27;ng&#x27; in &#x22;writing&#x22; ...

For the &#x27;wr&#x27; in writing, it is generally perceived that the w is silent and the &#x27;r&#x27; alone gives its sound. And then for the &#x27;ng&#x27;, unless they&#x27;ve taken Linguistics, most English speakers don&#x27;t notice that it&#x27;s a separate phoneme.

So I suggest you use &#x22;thing&#x22;, because &#x22;th&#x22; is definitely a single phoneme.

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