Re: Mozilla Drops Support for International Domains
When is 'j' ever pronounced like 'y' by the way? I've never encountered that, sounds weird
Also, esperanto will most likely develop regional dialects when it's usage reaches the levels that english has reached. Regional dialects are not a function of the language used, but by the mentality of people. And I don't think you will change that any time soon
J is y in my friend's name, "Jana" It's in a few other words too, but, as always, when I need an example, one never comes...ah well.
And I don't want to keep going with the 'dialects' argument, but, if people are educated in Esperanto, knowing how and when to use it (for example, you and I wouldn't use it with each other as we're both native speakers of English, but I'd use it with a Japanese native speaker), dialects won't develop. Believe me on that - slang and strange usages occur only in natural languages. Esperanto's been spoken since 1887 and it hasn't done this yet, and I'm pretty sure it won't happen.
If anyone is interested (you know, on the off chance ), http://www.esperanto.net has a lot of cool information.