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Naming the IPA symbols, was: Blandness

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Monday, April 9, 2001, 11:39
On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 21:53:08 +1000, D Tse <exponent@...> wrote:

>Carrot? :) The Phonetic Symbol Guide calls it Wedge. >It also says that there are people who call the IPA symbol represented by >[U] Urn or Bucket!
It's becomming commonplace among Russian linguists to term informally the ae-ligature (and the sound it denotes, quite alien to Russians) as 'frog' (lyagushka). The roof-like variety of circumflex is usually called 'cover' (kryshka). Basilius