>From: John Cowan <[log in to unmask]> >Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 18:09:40 -0400 > >DOUGLAS KOLLER wrote: > > > For example, the standard Mandarin > > > tones are approximately (in the usual order, and ignoring tone >sandhi): > > > 55, 52, 214, 15. > > > > Surely you meant 55, 15, 214, 52. > >Umm, right, oops, boneheaded blunder *thwack* > >And the Pinyin diacritics are so nicely mnemonic, too. And to ones used in Taiwanese are so frustratingly COUNTER-intuitive! *grrrrrrrrr* Adam > >-- >There is / one art || John Cowan ><[log in to unmask]> >no more / no less || http://www.reutershealth.com >to do / all things || http://www.ccil.org/~cowan >with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.