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