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Re: Feature script

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>
Date:Friday, November 9, 2001, 22:29
Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...> writes:

> > >[...] > > > >Why not using curved forms for voiced, and slashed forms for fricatives? > >But that's entirely a matter of taste. Curved forms suggest softness, > >but both voiced stops and fricatives could be considered "softer" than > >voiceless stops. > > We-ell, there's no deeply thought out reason for being that way. I just > felt squariness descriptive of stop articulation. Also, if a language > needs as a contrast between voiced and voiceless "r", say, it's easier > just adding a slash thru' the voiced form than to invent a squary form > for the unvoiced (the sign looks much like an "8").
Well, as I said it is merely a matter of taste, and of course you can (and *should*) do feel right. Your choice is as justified as mine. And I am not going to open the can of wyrms again whether voiced stops are softer or harder than voiceless ones. Jörg.