Re: NATLANG: What's the sound of Castilian <s>?
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 7, 2003, 16:45|
On Sun, Dec 07, 2003 at 01:48:26AM -0500, Roger Mills wrote:
> It's an _apical_ s-- the tip of the tongue is turned up slightly to make
> friction at the alveolar ridge. It does sound a lot like [S] but isn't.
Thanks, to you and others who pointed this out. I would not have expected
an apical [s] to sound so much like [S]. I have all the charts and
descriptions and some good books but they don't seem to do a good job
of preparing one to transcribe actual speech. :)
> I don't recall the IPA offhand
In IPA any symbol can be modified to represent an apical articulation
by adding U+033A COMBINING INVERTED BRIDGE BELOW, which looks like
a flat blocky u, or a [ rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise,
placed under the letter:
The X-SAMPA/CXS version is _a, so an apical [s] is [s_a].