>I use the system where you have a read/write prof. for each writing
>system, you don't have to relearn the same alphabet each time you
>learn a language to be able to read/write it.

Speaking and Read/Write really are separate. If I could speak Japanese,
I could write down the sounds in english phonetics, and another person
who speaks Japanese and can read English would have a fairly good chance
of working out what I wrote. For instance, there is a Queen song called
"Teo Toriatte", these are Japanese words written in English.

philip.hibbs@tnt.co.uk or phibbs@compuserve.com