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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Matthew wrote :</FONT></DIV>
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<P>All use Roman script.
<P>1. The written language uses Roman letters or English letters as the Akha
are more likely to say. <BR>2. The written language has different spelling
systems depending on who made it.
<P>This is how we refer to it here, so I refer to it on this list how I hear
the discussion occur most often.
<P>It would not be logical for me to use a new word that no one here
understood and for which I don't have sufficient number of dictionaries to
know exactly what it means. <BR>
<P><FONT color=#ff0000 face=Arial size=2>May I ask you, why you use Roman
letters? I think a language like Akha could be better maintained with a
regional alphabet like the Thai. Or a more related to the Akha language. I
donīt think that the Roman letters can help the Akha people developing a good
<P><FONT color=#ff0000 face=Arial size=2>The reason why the Akha have chosen
the Roman leters could be, that they want to set a political sign against the
political suppression they suffer from. The same thing happened with Kurdish (
Kurmanji ) in Iraq. They have changed their Arabic letters into Roman, because
they wanted to set a sign against the Iraqi government.</FONT>
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