Re: Two questions about the IPA and English.
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 17:42|
John Cowan writes:
> 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.
Specifically, I believe it's the APA (American Phonetic Alphabet),
which I've run into in only one place