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Re: CPA - An ASCII-based phonetic alphabet

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Date:Friday, November 16, 2001, 22:22
At 9:44 PM +0000 11/16/01, Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 11:15:41 -0500 >> From: Steve Kramer <scooter@...> >> >> With all of the various ideas being offered for ASCII-IPAs, is there >> a feeling among the list that X-SAMPA is inadequate for our needs >> here? > >As far as I can tell, noone finds X-SAMPA inadequate. Non-mnemonic, >over-complicated, and ugly, perhaps, but not inadequate.
Exactly. It doesn't "lay under the fingers" as well as I'd like.
>Let me explain my feelings with an analogy: > >SAMPA and X-SAMPA are like English. > >Kirschenbaum ASCII-IPA is like Esperanto. > >The newer schemes are like Ido, Novial, Latine sine flexione, >Interlingua, Interlingua, Interlingue, and so on. > >Note: This list uses English almost exclusively. So does AUXLANG, for >that matter.
This is a nice analogy. However, I seem to remember that Kirschenbaum used to have the unofficial status of a standard on this list. Am I remembering wrong? If I am correct, why did we change? Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga "Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead; therefore we must learn both arts." - Thomas Carlyle


Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
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