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
>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
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 Elzinga Dirk_Elzinga@byu.edu
"Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead;
therefore we must learn both arts." - Thomas Carlyle