Re: Two questions about the IPA and English.
|From:||julien eychenne <eychenne.j@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 9:59|
le mer 10-07-2002 à 11:14, Tristan McLeay a écrit :
> 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?
I gess a lot people use it for convenience. It is often easier to write
(or enven to read), and quite everyone knows which phonemes those
characters refer to. It often allows not to use an IPA font and those
characters are ready-to-use within several platforms. For instance, on
linux, I can get printed thor, eth, haczek s... but never was I able to
print a schwa (except using LaTeX with the package TIPA ;)).