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Re: Transcribing Ebisedian (was Re: Introducing Paul Burgess etc.)

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Thursday, March 13, 2003, 13:11
On Thu, Mar 13, 2003 at 09:34:25AM +0200, Isaac Penzev wrote:
> Ktabbe H. S. Teoh: > > > In fact, I much prefer that orthography than in the ASCII orthography > > which I use here only by necessity. The ASCII orthography is unconsciably > > ugly, as Jesse Bangs puts it, and is probably responsible for a large part > > of Ebisedian's freaklang reputation. > > Oh, no! I find your ASCII transliteration very consistent and nice > looking! I've got used to see it in your mails, thus it was quite a > shock to see smth entirely different in the tutorial :-)
Well, it may be consistent, but I don't find it nice-looking at all! :-)
> Can you also explain double phonetic value of some vowels (like _w_, _3_ > etc.)?
[snip] I assume you're referring to the alternative IPA symbols I gave for the vowels? These indicate allophones for that particular vowel phoneme. There are actually more allophones which I haven't updated in the consonant table yet. (See my recent post on "laminated affricates", :-P for example.) T -- Unix was not designed to stop people from doing stupid things, because that would also stop them from doing clever things. -- Doug Gwyn


Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>