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Re: CPA - An ASCII-based phonetic alphabet

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, November 16, 2001, 8:20
En réponse à Paul Roser <pkroser@...>:

> > I would be interested in seeing another take on the problem of > ASCII-IPA, so > feel free to share yours. There was one presented a year or three back > which > some folks might recall, something like CB or BC (I remember the name > Baba > was somehow involved) that sought to suggest the actual shapes of the > IPA > through an interesting set of conventions. >
OK, I'll share mine when I feel ready for it (I'm still undecided for the use of some diacritics, so it may take a while).
> > One thing that I like in HM's Ljoerr (and I think he includes a > convention > in KPA?) is his indication of whistles - certainly humanly possible, > but > there is no satisfactory way to indicate them in IPA. >
My scheme is a transcription of IPA in ASCII, so it doesn't do anything else than what IPA does. But it is easily expandable, so I guess there would be no problem adding whistles to it (though I cannot whistle, so it wouldn't be much use for me :(( ). Of course, with a scheme like mine, where redefinition and expandability are possible, there's always the risk that everybody's gonna redefine my scheme and thus create plenty of different "dialects" of the scheme more or less compatible. Well, I guess it's all about trusting people that they won't distort the scheme to much. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.