RE: Aphabets (was: [Glorantha]Testing ++)

From: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 08:04:11 -0000


> > We recently had the characters discover an ancient scroll written in
> > Sartarite. While there was a Sartarite-speaking character
> in the party he
>
> > was illiterate. However our literate Pavisite suggested
> that he simply read
> > the scroll out loud phonetically and then the Sartarite
> could work out what it meant.
>
> <snip>

> Many of the languages that use the Roman alphabet don't use
> it phonetically, and those that do don't all use the -same-
> phonetic scheme.

All too true. Even in the same language. Get a Glaswegian and a Cockney to read the same bit of (English) text aloud.

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