|From:||Barbara Barrett <barbarabarrett@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 11, 2002, 12:26|
> But question, did anyone expect anyone to use the IPA as a written form?
> Or just printed? Cause some of the letter forms are not that easy to use
> or gets confused with other letters.
It began as a soellinf reform movenemt inthe 1800s I thinks, but as it
expanded to have all phonems described (the Idea was a one-world
alphabet) it because a tool of phoneticians decribing languages and
remains for that purpose. Althoug some, alsa very few, language course
use it for pronounciaton guides for their words.