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[9], [2] and [3\] (was: DECAL: Examples #1: Phonetic inventory examples & motivations)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Friday, January 14, 2005, 18:03
On Friday, January 14, 2005, at 06:46 , Philip Newton wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 16:16:30 -0000, caeruleancentaur > <caeruleancentaur@...> wrote: >> I'm not sure of 3\. I want the vowel sound found in the >> French "boeuf." > > AFAIK, "boeuf" rhymes with "neuf", which is the mnemonic for the CXS > symbol: [9].
Correct - it is IPA o-e ligature [œ]
> (Similarly, "deux" has the vowel [2]: [n9f], [d2:].)
Yep - CXS [2] is the IPA o-slash [ø]. Just to add to the fun, while French _boeuf_ is [b9f], the plural _boeufs_ is [b2] :) The French sounds are rounded _front_ vowels, [2] being a high-mid vowel and [9] being low-mid vowel. The CXS [3\] is a rounded _central_ low-mid vowel, IPA 'closed reversed small epsilon' [ɞ]. Ray ======================================================= ======================================================= "If /ni/ can change into /A/, then practically anything can change into anything" Yuen Ren Chao, 'Language and Symbolic Systems"