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#3699: Orality and Literacy (fwd)

From: Perez_Dannenbaum <mpperez@mail.utexas.edu>

Eric Dannenbaum writes:

Orality and Literacy are two very distinct modalities of human language.
Script (as a representational system) can never establish a perfect
correspondence with sounds produced by actual living biological entities
functioning in the real world. A good sampling of native speakers of any
language will reveal a variability of pronunciation and nuance well
beyond what any practical orthography could possibly represent.