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> From: Zach Wellstood <[log in to unmask]>
> 
>> > There is no reason to force the case conventions of English onto
>> > another language just because those conventions happen to
>> > convenient and familiar to English readers! 
> 
>> I strongly disagree. The point of transliteration is to make things
>> convenient and familiar to the users of the target orthography, and
>> most (if not all) languages which have the Latin script as their
>> native script use capitalization, and most of those capitalize the
>> things English do (the main exceptions I know capitalize more, not
>> less.)
> 
> I think this depends on the creator's intent so that whether or not you
> follow capitalization conventions is a nonissue. In transliterating my
> conlang, I'm not trying to cater to others, it's convenient for myself 
> to work with because it's what I know best. That being said, I understand the
> minor degree of utility  capitalization has but it does change the look of
> the language. Deciding to disregard capitalization conventions hasn't
> really had an affect at all on readability in my opinion, simply on
> aesthetics.

Very much what I was trying to say, though didn't word it half so well!

Padraic