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Alright! That's it! I give up! I surrender! The Roman alphabet sucks! IPA rulz! Ever since I started constructing Boreanesian, I have tried to make a Romanized orthography work knowing that if I were to put a grammar sketch of Boreanesian up on the web someday I would have to limit the orthography to ASCII characters. Some of you conlang-L old-timers may have noticed that I have been struggling over this for ages. But today I have officially given up. It just does not work. The Roman alphabet is just too inadequate. It can't be because there are more sounds in Boreanesian than the average language - on the contrary: Boreanesian has a relatively small inventory of sounds. It is because there are sounds and many phonological features that can't be represented by the Roman alphabet to my satisfaction. So instead of a Romanized orthography, I'm transcribing Boreanesian using the IPA (or quasi-IPA) for my grammar sketch. Besides, since Boreanesian has its own script, it could seem frivolous to have a Romanized orthography as well. I have seen grammars of languages use the IPA (or quasi-IPA) - and quite succesfully too, IMHO. I'm hoping to do the same. Unfortunately, the web can't do the same. For those of you interested in having a look at a grammar sketch of Boreanesian, you'll have to make do with a hard-copy. (I should have something ready this coming spring and will send everyone interested a copy). I'm not very keen on representing Boreanesian on the web via a IPA to ASCII scheme. IMO, there are no succesful ASCII-IPA schemes. But perhaps I can still have a web-page with IPA fonts? Can a web-page still be view with IPA-fonts if viewers have downloaded the SIL-IPA fonts? I'm not very computer literate. Oh BTW, I'll still post things about the Boreanesian language. But I'll have to represent the language through ASCII-IPA. Regards, -Kristian- 8-)