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>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

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