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From:Adrian Morgan <morg0072@...>
Date:Monday, August 19, 2002, 6:29
Andreas Johansson wrote:

> Another scheme, probably only known on this list, is CPA (a search in the > archive should turn it up). Personally I like it rather better than either > (X-)SAMPA or Kirshenbaum, but it hasn't gained much following. My favourite
I haven't heard of it, and will try to remember to look it up.
> thing about it is that it uses ^j and ^h to represent palatalization and > aspiration respectively, which's very easy to remember for anyone who's any > familiar with the IPA and ASCII-fied math. I sometimes use these particular > notations even when otherwise sticking to X-SAMPA.
One of my (various) *least* favourite things about x-sampa is "_" for diacritic, which is absurd because an underscore suggests seperation rather than association (e.g. [{_rU] looks like a *seperation* between [{] and [rU] rather than an *association* between [{] and [r]). I think my preference for a diacritic indicator would be "\", but that's a preference derived from C programming. Besides which, if I was inventing a scheme I would begin with "+" for raised, "-" for lowered, "<" for more fronted and ">" for more back. Adrian.