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From:Barbara Barrett <barbarabarrett@...>
Date:Monday, August 19, 2002, 13:10
";" = view next character upside-down,
":" = lengthen previous character.
"@" = back unrounded "a" (the shwa is ;e for the record)
"." = view next pair of characters ligatured.

Hi All ;-)

I've gotta confess that it was dissatisfaction with both systems that
prompted me to post CB as an alternative system to this list a few years
back. Like X-SAMPA it covered the whole IPA (but wasn't clunky) and like
Kirsh was based on visualization of the IPA.

>John Jotted; >How do you know if ' is primary stress or ejective? You just guess, I >guess.
In CB stress was a 2 character mark. If it followed a sign eg; /p'/ it was ejective but if it preceded a sign and was itself preceded by a space then it was stress eg; / 'p/, or a better example would be a whole word; "Station" = / ,steI 'S;vn/ or / ,steI 'S;en/ depending on accent. If one was noting stress into a whole sentence the underline was used within words replacing the pre-stress space, eg; "He's at the station" / 'hi:z ,@t 'D;v ,steI_'S;vn/ note that between words the extra pre-stress space was unnecessary and thus omitted
>Andreas Announced; >Another scheme, probably only known on this list, is CPA (a search in the >archive should turn it up). Personally I like it rather better than either >(X-)SAMPA or Kirshenbaum, but it hasn't gained much following. My favourite >thing about it is that it uses ^j and ^h to represent palatalization and >aspiration respectively, which's very easy to remember for anyone who's any >familiar with the IPA and ASCII-fied math. I sometimes use these particular >notations even when otherwise sticking to X-SAMPA.
Yep, CB uses the same notation - I wonder which came first? If C = character and N = notation , The syntax is C^N . In CB visualization instructions preceded the character and articulation instructions followed it. I adapted the C^N format for 20 of the 31 IPA diacritics, one was already covered by the ligature instruction, and with the exception of the tongue root instructions (^) (.) (+) (-) the remaining 6 followed the format C_N so for example e^~ means nasalize but e_~ means creaky voiced. Basically ^ instructed "place above or superscript to previous character" and _ instructed "place below or subscript to previous character". As _ and ' or , were only ever came together in stress notation there was no confusion. Barbara