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 http://www.reutershealth.com
All things / To do http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
With sparks / Galore -- Douglas Hofstadter