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From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, August 19, 2002, 7:42
En réponse à John Cowan <jcowan@...>:

> > It's hard to say exactly. Some people strongly prefer it. I pretty > much started using Kirsch exclusively, and now I use > X-SAMPA-Conlang-Variant > which uses & for ae-ligature and the Kirsch conventions for stress, as > lots of > other people do also. (How do you know if ' is primary stress or > ejective? You just guess, I guess.) >
In X-SAMPA ' has never marked ejectiveness. The sign for ejectives is _>. ' is for palatalisation! But X-SAMPA allows to use _j instead of ' for palatalisation (what I do personally), so using the Kirschenbaum conventions for stress is actually never ambiguous. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.