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Why don't newspapers print diacriticals when using Pinyin?

Posted by he2xu4 December 19, 2011 in the Group General Discussion.

They do for languages like French and Spanish.

It's not going to make it worse for people who don't know what they mean. And it might help people pronounce Chinese better. 

For such a tone dependent language like Chinese, it's like only printing half the vowels in English.

 

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