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Re: CPA - An ASCII-based phonetic alphabet

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Friday, November 16, 2001, 23:48
> Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 15:12:21 -0700 > From: Dirk Elzinga <Dirk_Elzinga@...> > > [...] 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?
You're not wrong. As to why the change happened, I'm not really sure. But it seems to me that Kirshenbaum (no c!) was most often used to transcribe English --- for instance, I'm pretty sure that I never knew the rounded front vowels by heart even though they are very common in Danish. So when a few years ago, some people started introducing SAMPA symbols like /2/ and /9/ in casual transcriptions, I think it just started a slow slide. A few posts of "Oh, you mean /Y/ and /W/ in Kirshenbaum" might have kept that system in use here, but it didn't happen. Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)