|From:||Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 12, 2004, 14:36|
On Tue, 13 Jan 2004, Morgan Palaeo Associates wrote:
And so've I now, seems interesting.
Nevertheless, I'm pretty sure I'm responsible for it, and I'm probably the
person who uses the term the most. It may be that I confused myself by
writing a message that defined it but then for whatever reason didn't send
it (happens a lot); unfortunately, only unsent mails from
email@example.com are kept and them not in completeness.
I think the term was popularised around the time I made the CXS chart.
> Tristan McLeay wrote:
> > Actually, hereabouts we tend to use CXS, a slightly modified version of
> > X-Sampa designed for humans to read (and it's even better for computers
> > because it's less ambiguous). You [Marty] can find my CXS translation
> > table at <http://cassowary.free.fr/Linguistics/cxschart.png>.
> The acronym CXS wasn't around last time I browsed the list regularly
> (which tends to be sporadic), so I've done a bit of digging.
> What I can't find is the original thread in which, presumably, someone
> said, "You know, it's a bit of a mouthful to explain to new folk that
> we essentially use X-Sampa except for one or two minor modifications,
> so why don't we invent a name for our system? I suggest CXS".
The second email using 'CXS' (not counting the replies to the original)
probably counts as that:
It appears Daniel Andreasson picked it up for the conlanglinks.tk page,
Mark J. Reed used it next but it doesn't seem as though he thought it a
legitimate name yet (even as late as 4 Jan 2004 he still finds it
necessary to use scare quotes!! And I assume he wouldn't've done even
*that* if I hadn't told him off for calling '/ts)/' X-SAMPA. Though in
September, 'The system, which he dubbed CXS, ...', and in November he
happily rephrases someone without anything, and he *really* let his
guard slip in a pronunciation thread he started:
So Mark, I ask you: What's so bad about just calling it CXS and being done
with it? You started calling it qualified-CXS before anyone else did :)
My apologies if I've caused you undue difficulty.