Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: RFC: New CXS symbol needed.

From:Tristan Mc Leay <conlang@...>
Date:Friday, November 4, 2005, 0:49
On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 13:58 -0500, Paul Bennett wrote:
> On Thu, 03 Nov 2005 09:01:35 -0500, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> > wrote: > > > Tristan Mc Leay skrev: > >> On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 16:43 -0500, Paul Bennett wrote: > >> > >>> The IPA have adopted their first new symbol in twelve years. > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>> I propose /v`/ for the CXS representation, > > >> I propose we wait until X-Sampa has a representation for it. > > > I agree. > > Why? What has X-SAMPA got to do with the future of CXS? True enough, it > was the primary source of CXS symbols, but we made improvements. X-SAMPA > contained bad ideas, which CXS put right. Should we automatically adopt > X-SAMPA's idea for this symbol, regardless of whether it's good or not? > That seems antithetical.
Read the rest of my post that you snipped. I said "I propose we *wait*" (not "I propose we automatically adopt whatever X-Sampa has"). I then said "If X-Sampa chooses something like /{\/, then sure, something different is welcome". But until X-Sampa has something, why should we automatically assume they'll do something stupid? The real question is that if X-Sampa has a good and useful representation, why should we have something different? -- Tristan.