Print

Print


On Sat, 22 Nov 2008, Cheng-Zhong Su wrote (excerpt):

> Take off tone from the Chinese language is exactly like take off
> vowel from western language and resume the Phoenician language. It
> can cause a big mistake.

Nonsense.  Phoenician had vowels.  They just were not written down, as
they are commonly not in several Semitic languages today.  Nobody would
say that Arabic has no vowels just because much written Arabic does not
indicate them.

-- 
Paul Bartlett