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Re: question on sampa representation

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Sunday, March 23, 2003, 16:58
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From: "David Barrow" <davidab@...>
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Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2003 8:40 AM
Subject: question on sampa representation

> 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:/ ? > > For the a in father and the o in GA cot lot the symbol Longman uses is > followed by a colon; the IPA to SAMPA chart at > > > > doesn't show colons, so should this vowel be /A/ or /A:/ ? > > 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 > > David Barrow >
A colon is merely a symbol that indicates length. So yes, it is /Q:/ and /A:/ respectively(assuming that's what it is)