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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