At 14:42 -0400 2005-09-02, Peter T. Daniels wrote:

> > Yeah I think that would be the first to get dropped from the above list
> > - but it might be helpful for communication in English for Africans
>> (e.g) - I often get the feeling the 419 spam I get was perfected by such
>> grammar checkers :)
>Um, are you suggesting that Vai-literate people write English in Vai

No, he was saying that Nigerian spammers write an
English which looks like it was corrected by an
English grammar checker.

When I was in Mali in May I was taken to a small
school near Bamako, where N'Ko script was taught.
I was kind of the "guest of honour" because of
the work I had done to encode N'Ko, and the
children there prepared a short welcome in
Bambara and French. The lad who read it out to me
gave me the piece of paper he had been reading
from afterwards; the welcome was entirely in N'Ko
script, Bambara and French alike. I treasure this
sheet of A4.

If you are interested in learning about N'Ko, you
can read
by Michael Everson, Mamady Doumbouya, Mamadi Baba
Diané, & Karamo Jammeh.
Michael Everson *