Re: CPA - An ASCII-based phonetic alphabet
|From:||Muke Tever <alrivera@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 17, 2001, 1:26|
From: "Lars Henrik Mathiesen" <thorinn@...>
> > Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 11:15:41 -0500
> > From: Steve Kramer <scooter@...>
> > 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?
> As far as I can tell, noone finds X-SAMPA inadequate. Non-mnemonic,
> over-complicated, and ugly, perhaps, but not inadequate.
See, I don't find X-SAMPA non-mnemonic at all.
All the IPA letters that are in regular ascii are carried over unmodified:
/a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z/
Variant letterforms are generally reached by modifications such as
capitalization or new diacritics, such as /`/ and /\/...
The occasional sound has to get a weird representation, especially when they
have to get into the numbers, but yeh...
The only really ugly part I know of is the /_/ diacritic may be a bit overused,
especially for things that might be simpler, like high pitch and low pitch...
But it's not really a problem to me.