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CXS (was: Re: NATLANGS: What's that writing system?)

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Saturday, July 8, 2006, 9:56
Thomas Leigh wrote:
>The language is Amharic. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to represent >ejective, or glottalised, consonants in either IPA or CXS, and neither >of those terms appears in Henrik's IPA to CXS chart, which is what I use >both to learn CXS and to refresh my IPA. So, using the diacritic "_?" >(hopefully someone might reply and show me the proper diacritic!) to >represent ejectiveness/glottalisation (...)
The diacritic you're looking for is /_>/, and it does appear under the title "Ejectives" in Henrik's chart; 3rd column in the "Non-pulmonic consonants" section just below the main consonant table. Of course, /_?/ works just fine since it is unused & fairly self-explanatory. John Vertical


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>