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Re: sibilants

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 5:59
On Aug 18, 2008, at 11:07 AM, David McCann wrote:

> On Sun, 2008-08-17, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote: > >> I hereby propose U+01A3 >> LATIN SMALL LETTER OI = LATIN SMALL LETTER GHA >> with CXS [q\] for the voiced uvular approximant. > > >> I hearby propose [D\] as an abbreviation for [D_- >> _o] in CXS. (Yes, I'm in a symbols-proposing mood >> today! :-) > > I don't care about all this #!*$ CXS stuff, as I'm never going to use > it, but hasn't the IPA got too many symbols already? e.g. pairs > that are > never contrasted, like ɘ/ə, ɱ/m. Why not just mark the unusual > value or > allophone with a diacritic for retracted or advanced and then use the > simplest possible character? i.e. ð̟ for American English, ð for > British > English, and ð̠ for Icelandic; just once, and then ð. Actually, I > use δ, > but that's a whole new can of worms.
Is /D/ really different between American and UK English?