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Re: Two questions about the IPA and English.

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 11:30
Tristan McLeay scripsit:

> Why is it that in some things/people proclaiming to use the IPA, > primarily American things/people, <y> is used for /j/ and <s, z, c, > j>-with haczek are used for /S, Z, tS, dZ/, respectively?
It's a distinct, non-IPA, phonetic alphabet, with various differences. Americanists originally adopted it for writing American Indian languages, and to some extent it continues to be used for writing English, though IPA is becoming more popular all the time. -- One art / There is John Cowan <jcowan@...> No less / No more All things / To do With sparks / Galore -- Douglas Hofstadter


Tim May <butsuri@...>