suzmccarth wrote:

> I would consider that the input method becomes a part of the writing
> system. I think that Pinyin is now an integral part of the Chinese
> writing system, and for every lg, its roman orthography
> transliteration becomes a part of the system. If it is only an
> optional part, okay, so be it, but if it is an obligatory part then
> that shifts the type of system. (How is that for a justification for
> not being sent to vellum? :))

Boy, talk about cultural imperialism!

Just a few months ago, you were horrified that your Tamil and Cree
children were being forced to learn romanization. Now you're advocating

Again I say, the Chinese contributors to sci.lang don't like and prefer
not to use pinyin. Why don't you go there and ask them?
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...