[Wikipedia-l] Re: Conference report from South Africa

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Mon Apr 25 16:34:15 UTC 2005

Ronald Chmara wrote:

> On Apr 25, 2005, at 5:26 AM, Andy Rabagliati wrote:
>> There was some discussion of that. Two (very real) problems :-
>> * Editing. Voice editing sounds clumsy, and would sound like 
>> CamelCase :-)
>> * Accents. If an Indian is trying to understand what a Geordie or
>>   someone from Barbados is saying, it might as well be in Afrikaans :-)
> Wikipedia is not paper. Or one tape deck.
> Thus, one word, say "aluminium" could have several pronunciation entries.

That only helps the person using the term.  It's a one-way feature.  The 
person hearing the term used in another dialect will still have no idea 
what is being said.  How can he transcribe anything which is 
unintelligible to him?


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