Roots

I think that English text written in phonetics should look unashamedly English. Out goes the Greek theta and in comes the Old English thorn “þ”. And out go all the exotic letters like “ɛ” and “ɔ” that cannot be guessed. The Latin-character renderings of Japanese and Chinese, romaji and pinyin respectively, are plain and simple; they have no time for exotic letters. Why should we do otherwise?

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