Re: IPA / SAMPA question
|From:||Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 19, 2003, 13:57|
Mike Ellis wrote:
> How do I show the difference between the sounds of Spanish r versus rr ?Is
> it  and [r] or is it [r] and [r:] ? I looked at the IPA site with the
> sound samples and 4 sounds more like the Japanese r.
Well, they are usually represented as /r/ and /rr/, both in IPA and SAMPA,
but the actual sounds are:
/rr/, written either "r" (beginning of word) or "rr" (intervocalic), is
[r], with no phonemic lenght.
/r/, written "r" intervocalic or in clusters, is .
/r/ in codas, might be a single trilled [r], a flap  or a multiple
trilled [rr] acording to dialect.
There is, of course, some dialectal variation, i.e. mountain dialects in
Ecuador and Southern Colombia (Peru?), pronounce /rr/ as [Z] or [z`].
-- Carlos Th