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Re: CPA - An ASCII-based phonetic alphabet

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 20, 2001, 10:36
> Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 08:28:49 -0500 > From: Muke Tever <alrivera@...> > > From: "Lars Henrik Mathiesen" <thorinn@...> > > IPA [w] isn't just a labial approximant, so it isn't the right > > symbol to start from when transcribing a labial-retroflex one. > > But I do get an idea that the sound is also velarized, hence [w] > feels righter. (However, I may be misinterpreting the retroflexion > as velarization?)
I can't really imagine how the tongue can make both a retroflex and a velar approximation at the same time, but I have to admit that I'm out of my depth here --- I think we need someone who has seen measurements of this stuff. [We're talking about the sound in Muke's English that he transcribes as [w`] in [t_Sw`{~sk...] = <transcription>]. Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)