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USAGE: Tones in the IPA [Re: USAGE: Help with Chinese phrase]

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, September 2, 2004, 20:13
I'm looking at the IPA/CXS chart, and I don't see all the tones in
Mandarin.  I assume that tone 1 (high) is _H, tone 2 (rising) is _R, and
tone 4 (falling) is _F, but where is tone 3 (falling-rising)?  Using the
CXS nomenclature one could construct it as _F_R, I suppose, but I don't
see any equivalent using the actual IPA symbols.  They have high rising,
low rising, and rising-falling, but no falling-rising?  That would seem
to be a glaring omission . . .



Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>
Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>