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Re: How to represent long affricates? (was: Phonetic scripts and diphthongs ...)

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Monday, July 19, 2004, 13:04
Muke Tever wrote:

> Italian SAMPA[1] uses /ddZ/ etc. > > It seems to be more common in any case for geminate consonants (as opposed > to long vowels) to be spelt double instead of using the length mark. [I > suppose if you had good typesetting with a /d_Z/ ligature you could get > away with something like /d_Z:/ though.]
Why? The sound actually *is* [d:z\], though on second thought I guess /dZdZ/ would be an acceptable though misleading *phonological* representation. While we're at it Italian _accia_ is ['at:s\a], while [t:s] and [d:z] don't exist (anymore): spellings like _mezzo_ are purely conventional. -- /BP 8^) -- B.Philip Jonsson (delete X) Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)


Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>