Re: / / vs [ ]
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 4, 2002, 22:18|
Padraic Brown wrote:
> Am 04.01.02, Clint Jackson Baker yscrifef:
>>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.
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