Sorting PIE with IPA
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul.w.bennett@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 21, 2007, 16:19|
So, as you may know, I'm working on a dictionary (of sorts).
I have a question that seems pertinent with regard to the ordering of
entries. It's about the correct way to order PIE symbols within a
mostly-IPA set of entries. For the bulk of the symbols, I've stuck with
the order given in Pullum's _Phonetic Symbol Guide_, but the PIE dorsals
don't fit neatly into that order.
I want both opinions and any relevant precedents, if you've got them, to
help me best answer the following questions:
Should I sort the PIE palatals (ḱ ǵ ǵʰ) with the IPA palatals (c ɟ ɟʰ)
or with the k-like symbols? Should I, in fact, simply consider them
indistinguishable from the IPA palatals?
Should I sort the PIE labiovelars (kʷ gʷ gʷʰ) with the IPA labiovelars (ȹ
ȸ ȸʰ) or with the k-like symbols? Should I, in fact, simply consider them
indistinguishable from the IPA labiovelars? They're not necessarily
coarticulated stops, but I think having a consistent ordering schema with
relation to the palatals would help the reader. Actually, *would* that
help you, as the reader?
In the same vein: I have currently sorted the PIE laryngeals immediately
after h, in numeric order, but if you think I'd be better off putting
those somewhere else too, it would be useful to hear.
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