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 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.
B.Philip Jonsson mailto:melrochX@melroch.se (delete X)
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