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Re: CPA - An ASCII-based phonetic alphabet

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 13, 2001, 9:19
En réponse à Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>:

> > CPA - An ASCII-based phonetic alphabet > ====================================== > Version 1.1 > (C) 2001 Jörg Rhiemeier >
Uh oh! Now if I present my own version of ASCII-IPA, I'm probably gonna bore the list to death :(( . Moreover, I called it CFA-IPA, which is near enough to the name of yours, which could provoke ambiguities (I promise I didn't copy you, I had the name much before, it means "Conlang Friendly ASCII IPA" or "Conlang Friendly Agglutinative IPA" :) or even "Christophe's F***ing ASCII IPA" for those who won't like it :))) ). Moreover, my scheme has some resemblance to yours, even though I tried to make it more consistent with the use of diacritics, and it puts diacritics after, not before letters. For this reason, it sometimes departs more from the IPA than your system, still being easy to read. I also have the "wildcards", except that in my case there are plenty of them (most capital letters are unused), and already used characters can even be redefined if needed (on the condition that the redefinition is stated). If you want, I'll present my scheme, so that we can compare them, and maybe enhance our schemes through this comparison. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


John Cowan <cowan@...>