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

Subject: Re: where to hyphenate: non-native-English-speaking ?
From: dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:59:36 -0800

Good point. I didnât think of that connection. So, really, my suggestion changes your intended meaning. Though it does highlight the importance hyphens in reducing ambiguity.

I agree with you; a rewrite is better than a hyphenated blob.

Richard
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> On Feb 23, 2017, at 16:31, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
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>> 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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