|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
> 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?