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From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 22:38
Isidora Zamora wrote:
> > It's going to take me some time to > memorize this!
Hint hint (albeit from a non-fan of X-SAMPA)-- don't bother memorizing. Just print it out and keep it in a safe place. You'll learn the parts you want/need to know by osmosis, and by reading posts here.........
> I have also begun to realize that trying to do > all but the simplest of phonological rules in feature notation is going to > be really, really nasty on the computer.
Yes. I've tried. It's supposed to be possible to draw really big square or curly brackets, but it sure didn't work for me.....For some purposes, it works to just write things out in linear fashion-- [+cons, +xxx, -yyy etc.] IIRC it was McCawley who used to say in effect that the bigger/more complex the rule, the more likely it was wrong in some way.