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Re: Indication of non-syllabicity (WAS: Re: Celtica (WAS: Maggel))

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, June 18, 2004, 14:17
On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 03:45:59PM +0200, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> As for ')' to indicate affricates and coarticulations, I do not much like it
I now agree, despite the fact that it's rarely technically ambiguous from a parsing standpoint. I personally am not a great parser, neither recursive-descent nor LALR(n) nor any other kind, so the simpler the better. :) Given the other use of parentheses, I withdraw my suggestion for '(' as non-syllabicity diacritic.
> (in the JXS system I created such are enclosed in '{' '}', if the need is felt > to indicate them explicitly)
Which I believe won't work in CXS, because the replacement of '{' and '}' by other symbols was a swap, IIRC, so those are still segments. What about [ and ]? Are those available? If we could free up {, I'd like to see it be the non-syllabicity diacritic. -Marcos


John Cowan <cowan@...>
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>