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.