printability and standardization
Stan & Sandy Anonby
stan-sandy_anonby at sil.org
Thu Jan 8 13:25:46 UTC 2004
In what contexts do people actually write Provençal? How many varieties are
there? Is there a hierarchy of spelling systems?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Blanchet Philippe" <philippe.blanchet at uhb.fr>
To: <lgpolicy-list at ccat.sas.upenn.edu>
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 4:35 AM
Subject: Re: printability and standardization
> Stan & Sandy Anonby a écrit :
> > Do you have to have a standard spelling system/orthography?
> It depends on what you call a "standard" spelling system. For Corsican
> and for Provençal (the lattest being a first language for me), there is
> a set of principles of a phonetic spelling (the values of latin
> letters), more phonetic for Corsican than for Provençal in which we also
> have a few unpronounced morphological marks at the end of some words:
> each one applies these principles to write down his own variety. It
> means that the same word is written differently according to the local
> phonetics and morphology (and obviously vocabulary).
> e. g. for "The little girls playing on sunday" , I (from Marseilles)
> "Lei pichóunei fiho juegon lou diminche",
> someone from Arles or Avignon would write:
> "Li pichòti fiho jogon lou dimenche"
> and someone from the higher mountains would write:
> "Les pichotos filhos jugon lou dimenge".
> Ph. B.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Blanchet Philippe" <philippe.blanchet at uhb.fr>
> > To: <lgpolicy-list at ccat.sas.upenn.edu>
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 9:48 AM
> > Subject: Re: printability and standardization
> > > Hello everybody
> > >
> > > I do agree with J. Fishman's remarks about standardization.
> > > The 'polynomic' way of promoting both Corsican and Provençal in
> > > or the Walser's germanic varieties in Italy, have shown that a
> > > can be written and printed (and even taught) with no standard and a
> > > total respect for all its varieties, provided the spelling system
> > > to write down various specific characteristics (which is the case).
> > >
> > > Ph. B.
> > >
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