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Re: A conlang is announced

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, March 28, 2002, 6:58
En réponse à Danny Wier <dawier@...>:

> Wesley: Interesting intro. I noticed you use the |vertical pipe| to > indicate > alphabetics! I'm not sure what the standard dictates, but using |a| > looks neater > to me than <a> or "a". Of course phonemics should use the solidus /a/ > and actual > sound values the square brackets [a]. > > What do y'all think? ~D~ >
I agree that the use of pipes is not standard but IMO neater than anything else. The <> , though standard, are unpractical in mail because of the sad habit of some mail programs to want to interprete everything as HTML, and the "" are not standard and would better be left for quotes in English (I know, I'm the main one to use quotes :(( ). There are already people using the underscore __, but I find it less nice looking than the pipes ||. But well, as long as it's marked in some unambiguous way, I think we should leave people some choice. Only phonemic and phonetic descriptions need to be exactly marked. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.