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From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, March 18, 2002, 9:07
En réponse à Jonathan Lipps <jon832@...>:

> Hello, > > I've been lurking for a while, reading a few of the 25 billion e-mails I > get > from this list when I have the time :-) >
Welcome! I guess you've got a taste of how this list is like now :)) .
> But now I have a question: is there a website with a good explication of > the > IPA, including how to render IPA symbols to ascii? I ask because I'd > like to > be able to follow discussions on the list that use the alphabet, but > there > are some characters that I'm not quite sure how to phonize. > shows a list of the IPA characters and different ASCII representations of it (and though we find obvious flaws in it, most of us use X-SAMPA. They are usually identical for the common sounds anyway). As for IPA itself, the best is to download the free program IPAHelp at It features all the IPA characters and sound files to know what they correspond to. And the site even has a web preview so that you can see a little what it's like before you download it. Believe me, it's absolutely worth the 31Mb it takes on your hard drive! :)) Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.