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Re: CPA - An ASCII-based phonetic alphabet

From:Steve Kramer <scooter@...>
Date:Saturday, November 17, 2001, 21:06
On Fri, 16 Nov 2001, Herman Miller wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Nov 2001 11:15:41 -0500, Steve Kramer <scooter@...> wrote: > > >With all of the various ideas being offered for ASCII-IPAs, is there a feeling > >among the list that X-SAMPA is inadequate for our needs here? I must admit to > >finding it counter-intuitive, but then, I'm a beginning student. If so, perhaps > >we could all agree on modifications to CPA or the other standard advanced, and > >use it instead as our own list standard? > > I (and likely others) settled on X-SAMPA because it _was_ adequate for my > needs, where other proposed systems had been lacking. But there's no doubt > that X-SAMPA is inelegant, and it's not hard to come up with more pleasing > systems that work better. The problem is that everyone has a slightly > different definition of "better". But I'd gladly switch to another system > if we set one up as an informal Conlang list standard (assuming that it can > represent all the sounds and diacritics of the IPA). >
Well, I'm not attempting to start a revolt or anything...just asking whether or not we should adopt a different standard. I guess the corollary to that would be if we decide to standardize on X-SAMPA, is there an easy way to learn it? Muke Tever posted something concerning how intuitive it was, except for certain parts...of course, I find those "certain parts" to be exactly the problem! /4/ simply isn't intuitive, no matter what I do. -- Steve Kramer || scooter (at) buser dot net || _____________________ =================================================== | __/^\__ ,-^,| |/~ \_ { / | "I'm a little teapot, short and stout, \/\ |! | Here is my handle, / / ) |___ Here is my other handle -- (_ \ \ / Oh, crap, I'm a sugar bowl!" ~v^ ?_,-'


Muke Tever <alrivera@...>