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Re: Diphthongs in ASCII (was: CHAT letter names etc)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 3, 2004, 17:26
On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 01:44:12PM +0000, Ray Brown wrote:
> Actually, though I tend to use [aj], [ej], [aw] etc., it is not > ideal.
Nothing is. :)
> To represent "saying" as ['sejIN] is misleading, at least for the > varieties of English I commonly come across, as the second syllable ain't > [jIN].
Well, you can always mark the syllables explicitly: ['sej.IN].
> Which leaves me now wondering what really is the best way of showing > diphthongs in ASCII?
Whichever way will be easiest understood by your audience, of course. :) -Mark