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Re: / / vs [ ]

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, January 4, 2002, 22:18
Padraic Brown wrote:

> Am 04.01.02, Clint Jackson Baker yscrifef: > > >>Siyo! >>I think I've been confusing when to use // vs. []. >>How do I properly use them? >> > > I understand that [] is for individual sounds, while // > encloses IPA words: the name /p@'tAki/ contains the three > main English voiceless stops: [p], [t] and [k].
Well, no. [] encloses IPA transcriptions of sounds (or reasonable facsimiles of IPA, like the X-SAMPA we usually use around here). // encloses phonemes, which are inherently language-specific. -- Not to perambulate || John Cowan <jcowan@...> the corridors || during the hours of repose || in the boots of ascension. \\ Sign in Austrian ski-resort hotel