Re: Sampa check
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 29, 2002, 7:48|
En réponse à Elliott Lash <AL260@...>:
> Yes and no....
> /_/ is an unreleased stop as in the word: [k_h}t_]
No, the X-SAMPA sign for unreleased stop is /_}/. /_/ is only a tie bar, used
in X-SAMPA to mark some diacritics, as well as marking diphtongs and
simultaneously articulated sounds (like affricates).
> But notice that it also indicates aspiration in [k_h].
No, it's the whole /_h/ which marks aspiration, and corresponds to only one
sign in IPA (a superscript h). In the same way, /_}/ is only one sign in IPA: a
superscript top-righthand corner (I know, it's a strange sign :) ).
> Unreleased stops in English occur at the end of the word. In Tristan's
> example, [hQt_}dQg_}], I'm not quite sure why the } is there. To me, }
> represents a front unround vowel..and I'm probably missing features
> here, I didn't really pay that close attention to vowels when we went
> over them in my Linguistics Class last semester. :(
It would mark a vowel only if there was no underscore. The underscore is there
to emphasize the fact that the sign is a diacritic, not a full fledged sound
character. It's the way in X-SAMPA to get more signs available to mark
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