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Re: CPA - An ASCII-based phonetic alphabet

From:Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>
Date:Monday, November 19, 2001, 0:13
--- In conlang@y..., Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@N...> wrote:
> Christian Thalmann <cinga@G...> made the following suggestion: > > > 1) Use the asterisk for impl and ejec stops rather than the [`]. > > The problem with this is that the asterisk is already used as a > prefixed modifier character and thus cannot be used as a suffixed > diacritic. With your suggestions, sequences like [k*i] would be > ambiguous: is it a glottalized [k], or a centralized [i]?
Actually, my thought was to use [*] as a prefixed modifier for impl and ejec stops. Sorry for being unclear. My first impulse was to use ["] for impls and ejecs, but unfortunately there was one character already blocked: ["c], which you used for Polnish curly-ended c. However, the [*] versions of all the necessary stops are unused so far, so it would work with no further rearrangements. -- Christian Thalmann