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Re: Representing the affricates kx and unvoiced velar lateral affricate (can't find the X-SAMPA for the lat fric. part)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Monday, September 19, 2005, 11:33
Quoting Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>:

> Can anyone suggest a letter or symbol (doesn't have to be ASCII as long > as it's typeable on a computer) for represent these two sounds? Also, > can anyone tell me the X-SAMPA or CXS symbol for a velar lateral > fricative? My books say that such a sound does exist (or at least, the > affricate does) but I can't find anyway of writing it in either of those > two standards.
In at least one orthography for Swiss German, /kx/ is written |k|. Of course, this assumes you don't need |k| for anything else. There's also a longstanding tradition to use |q| for anything that's back and lacks an obvious representation, so that's too a decent option if |q| isn't taken. Underlined 'k' is another option (used for [x] in one romanization of Hebrew, IIRC). You could use the pound sign, £, for the velar lat. fric. Andreas