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--- Ray Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > FWIW laughing or grinding your teeth over
> > all those URLs and mail addresses with omitted
> > diacritics is a national pastime in Sweden.
>
> I'm afraid most of my fellow countrymen seem to
> regard  diacritics as optional ornaments used by
> foreigners for no good purpose.  My wife gallantly
> tries to show generations of schoolkids that French
>  and  have _different_ sounds - the accents are
> not just fancy decoration to be ignored.
>

Oh, I'm quite familiar with that attitude.  My
students in Taiwan felt the same way about dotting i's
crossing t's distinguishing between e's and o's or
between n's and h's.  It was all quite unnecessary
foreigner foolishness.

Adam

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Il prori ul pa&#38621;veju fi dji atexindu mutu madji
fached. -- Carrajena proverb