Re: USAGE: Tones in the IPA [Re: USAGE: Help with Chinese phrase]
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 10, 2004, 20:50|
On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 15:36:32 -0400, Trebor Jung <treborjung@...> wrote:
> Mark Reed írta: "...where are the tone symbols placed in IPA?"
> Above the vowel, I believe. I'm not sure about diphthongs or the like
The tone diacritics are, and I think they go above the main component of
the diphthong -- i.e. over the /a/ in both /aj/ and /ja/.
However, the independent tone symbols (those which can be arbitrarily
concatenated, and which are full h-height glyphs in their own right) are a
different story. I *think* they come either after the vowel, or at the end
of the syllable. It's times like this that I wish I had a copy of Pullum