Re: CPA - An ASCII-based phonetic alphabet
|From:||Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 19, 2001, 5:13|
On Sun, 18 Nov 2001, Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
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> > Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 20:45:28 -0500
> > From: Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
> > From: "Tristan Alexander McLeay" <anstouh@...>
> > > > [That page can't do [w`] ! I shed tears.]
> > >
> > > Is that even a proper X-Sampa? It put me off until I ignored it and read
> > > the next few chars (and then it became obvious).
> > Hmm, it probably isn't even proper IPA to write a [w] with a retroflex tail.
> > The "proper" is probably [r\`_O] or [r\`_w], which are just plain evil. (In
> > "CPA", whose thread this is, it looks like it would be [*r._)] or [*r.^w]...)
> Well, IPA (and thus SAMPA) /w/ is a voiced labial-velar approximant,
> but I think that Tristan wants a labial-retroflex approximant, without
> a velar element. So [w`] seems misleading to me too.
Hmm? I didn't want anything! Or maybe I `wanted' a voiced
labial-velar-retroflex approximate from what I saw, but it was Muke who
used the [w`] in the first place!
> That aside, the converter page in question seems to balk at any
> combination of the X-SAMPA rhoticity/retroflexion diacritic with a
> base letter that doesn't have a corresponding combined form in the
> Unicode charts. I.e., it accepts things like [r\`], but not [@\`].
There is so a rhoticisied schwa! U+025A according to the PDFs at
unicode.org, which I think is the closest thing to a definitive guide
other than those books that I'm never going to get my hands onto :(...
Anyway, enough rambles from me...
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