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Paul Bartlett skrev den 2014-12-28 
20:37:
> On 2014-12-27 11:49 PM, Logan 
> Streondj wrote (excerpt):
>
>> I'm not fan of pinyin, I think 
>> it's one of the worst phonetic 
>> writing
>> systems I've ever encountered, 
>> worse than even the Americanist
>> "tradition".
>
> I am not familiar enough with the 
> details to comment accurately on 
> pinyin, but I am wondering what 
> you mean by "the Americanist 
> 'tradition'."
>
>> Seriously I think IPA or X-Sampa 
>> is the only way to go nowadays.
>
> Not convinced. Whether we like it 
> or not, the Latin alphabet, with 
> or without diacritical marks, is 
> far, far, and away the most 
> widespread writing system in the 
> world, and many if not most 
> electronic media users today 
> around the world can handle it to 
> some extent. Depending on the 
> phonology, a conIAL might well be 
> able to be written with a 
> judiciously chosen and designed 
> Latin orthography, even if we 
> allow some diacritical marks. (It 
> is only hidebound anglophones who 
> seem to think that diacritics are 
> the devil's own spawn. ISO 
> Latin-15, for example, works 
> perfectly well for many, many 
> languages.) Even X-SAMPA I am not 
> entirely in favor of, with its 
> (awkward for non-technical users) 
> mixture of upper- and lowercase 
> letters and symbols.
>
I could imagine a modified uso of 
the IPA letters such as ſ (it is 
not the same letter as I'm seing 
under special letters but anyway), 
ŋ and ʒ which you already have got 
on some keyboards. They could be 
used as well as č and š. And one 
could use ş for the sh-sound and ç 
for the ch-sound. There are a lot 
of possibilities.

Kjell R