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Re: numbers as letters

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, May 10, 2007, 14:11
On 5/10/07, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote:
> > Any chance he was using IPA values? Did the IPA even exist in 1927? > > :) > > Certainly it did! The International Phonetic Association was founded in > 1886, and the first official version of IPA was issued in 1888.
Ah! I knew the IPAssociation was from late 19th cent, but I thought the IPAlphabet was a 20th-century development...
> But Esperanto and Ido were also around well before 1927; my _guess_ is that |c| = [ts] and |j| = > [Z], and that |x| is plain ol' [ks] - but 'twould be interesting to see a copy of > his 1927 publication.
Ah! The "read as Ido" interpretation hadn't occurred to me. That certainly removes the ambiguities.. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>