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> thats OK, <geo> is already embeddable if needed for transcription.

I don't mean to be argumentative, but <geo> is not intended in any
way for transcription, and if it weren't for the vagaries of the
TEI class system, would not be allowed in paragraph content. 

Keep in mind that in order to conform to the TEI abstract model,
the content of <geo> has to match 
  { data.numeric, data.numeric }
that is, two numbers separated by whitespace.[1] This makes it very
useful for data storage and machine processing (programs know exactly
what to find and what it will mean), but useless for transcription.

Notes
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[1] The <remarks> imply that this might be different if a <geoDecl>
    is supplied, but since a <geoDecl> has no formal mechanism for
    changing the syntax of <geo>, only of changing the coordinate
    system used, this makes little sense.