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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 diacritics. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.