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Re: question on sampa representation

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Sunday, March 23, 2003, 16:55
On Sun, Mar 23, 2003 at 11:40:17AM -0500, David Barrow wrote:
> Could someone please let me know the way to represent in Sampa the GA > pronunciation of the vowel in words like dog, long, cost, etc. > > The IPA symbol the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English uses for > vowel in the above words in RP can be rendered as /Q/ in SAMPA; it uses > the same symbol for the GA but followed by a colon, so should I render > the GA vowel as /Q:/ ?
> Thank you for your reply and there's no need to go into a discussion on > English pronunciation, I'm just interested in SAMPA representation
[snip] OK, I'm not even going to mention English pronunciation, but I *really* want somebody who knows better to clarify exactly what is the difference between XSAMPA [A], [O], and [Q]. IPA vowels continue to elude me. :-( T -- There are three kinds of people in the world: those who can count, and those who can't.


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