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Re: Boreanesian /3/ (was Re: Paucity of Phonemes...

From:Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>
Date:Monday, February 28, 2000, 21:24
John Cowan wrote:

>Kristian Jensen wrote: > >> In both Danish and Boreanesian, its more appropriate to distinguish >> semivowels from approximants -- something the IPA has ceased doing. > >I think the righteous way (when you need it) is to represent the >semivowels with the corresponding vowel plus the "non-vocalic" diacritic >(U+032F, COMBINING INVERTED BREVE BELOW). This is often used in >transcribing German "-r" (except "-er"), which becomes non-vocalic "a".
That's indeed how Danish "-r" is represented in narrow IPA transcriptions, though with the inverted breve under a turned-V (U+028C). -kristian- 8)