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Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Saturday, May 10, 2003, 23:53
Mark J. Reed wrote:

>On Sat, May 10, 2003 at 10:38:09PM +0300, Isaac Penzev wrote: > > >>Ok. Since nobody has yet answered, I'll say a word. We use mostly >>XSAMPA here with slight modifications, like one you've mentioned >>(& for aelig). >> >> >Thanks! So if you use & for aelig, does that mean it swapped places >with {, which therefore means OElig? >
The changes we use are: ' and either " or , for primary and secondary stress respectively. People often use standard X-SAMPA for this too, though, so a word with only " is probably talking about primary stress. & for the ae-lig. u\ for u-dashed, i\ for i-dashed. The reason for & for aelig and u\ for u-dashed is to avoid using { and } as characters (because they're confusing and ugly), yet some people still insit on saying that & and { are swapped. This makes very little sense in my mind. When I have need to talk of the OE ligature, I use /*/, which isn't taken by any character. Tristan. -- Tristan <kesuari@...>


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>