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Two questions about the IPA and English.

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 9:15
In all the diagrams I've seen of where the vowels are pronounced in
English, /V/ seems to be a low (or less-low) central vowel, much closer
to /6/ (or even /A/ or /a/) than /V/. Why, then, is /V/ used to
transcribe this vowel?

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?



julien eychenne <eychenne.j@...>
John Cowan <jcowan@...>