Re: where to hyphenate: non-native-English-speaking ?

Subject: Re: where to hyphenate: non-native-English-speaking ?
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:31:25 -0800

I would go with two and a comma, that is: "non-native, English-speaking development team.â

Hmm... the problem is that it loses the link between "native" and "English". That is, I'm a native-English speaker. Ah, but there it is (maybe): no hyphen between "English" and "speaker". (I did look at Chicago, but got all turned around with references to open and closed compound nouns.) So maybe it's "non<emdash>native-English speaking development team"? But that makes it seem as if the team is a "speaking development" team, which makes no sense.

I guess the solution is to totally rewrite.

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