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From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, August 18, 2002, 19:58
Arthaey wrote:
>From > >"Kirshenbaum is popular among hobbyists because it tries to stay close to >the physical representation of ASCII, or else have a decent mnemonic, for >most things. SAMPA seems more popular among professional linguists for >reasons which elude me." > >From what I saw in the recent archives at Yahoo, it looks like you guys >belong to the SAMPA camp. Why do you prefer it over Kirshenbaum's scheme? >
I can't claim that I've studied Kirshenbaum much, but to me (X-)SAMPA appears closer to IPA, which means it's less of a load on memory. 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 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. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.


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