James Chandler wrote: > Don skripted: > >> (The question of "why the asterisks?" remains; > certainly they are not a problem in speech, as opposed > to writing. [**]) > > The rule in Ido is that unofficial words must be > marked with an asterisk. I have no problem with this > rule in principle or the choice of mark, although of > course you cannot speak an asterisk, as you rightly > point out. > FYI, Victor Borge used to demonstrate how punctuation could be spoken.