Mixed Diacritics

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    Lucas Timpe

    We have a glossary section that includes a summary key that with some foreign language located at the bottom of every other pages. The Diacritic symbols appear to be mixed (English/Foreign)throughout this summary. We have included an attachment that displays this summary in question but also displays several foreign language examples within the body of the text. We made an attempt at transcribing these examples but we could really use some advice.

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    I agree with the formatting you have applied to these foreign language samples. For instance, the foreign language in the English context is contracted with general accent indicators. The foreign language passage is uncontracted and uses special symbols for the accented letters.

    The pronunciation uses conventional diacritics and that is very well done.

    The pronunciation key summary should be done just as if the words were English. I know that the guidelines suggest following the print format, but it assumes some sort of column/list arrangement. In this case, you are certainly correct to follow print and separate each entry with the slash. However, I would suggest that you consider modifying the format and changing this to a list format without the slashes. If you choose to do that, explain with a TN. This is an unusual print format for a pronunciation key and it involves foreign language words. In this case, the transcriber may make such a change for the sake of clarity.

    That's just a suggestion ...

    Lucas Timpe

    Thank you for the help!

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