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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. *Muke!