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Re: Killer IPA strings was Re: Yer Ugly Mug is open for business!

From:Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 30, 2003, 10:19
On Tue, 29 Apr 2003 18:16:38 -0500 Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
> On Tuesday 29 April 2003 04:30 pm, Robert B Wilson wrote: > > how about a death threat in kxqqhwiiallccre > > [L\_rR\_0h_vH_0y{_0L\j\_r9_0]? > > txroollcx qxracc hr??juaaqxltxm ccamwu? iimttjall! > > [l`_rL_q_02L\L_r N\_o_oL_q{_0j\_r h_vL_qY_0{N\_o_ol`l`_rF > j\_r{_0FHYk_q > > yFz`_rL{_0L\] > > hehe! i don't think it matters that that's a death threat... >
anyone who
> > tries to pronounce it will probably kill himself ;))) > I'll say! I had to feed the above text into the X-SAMPA >
translator[1] just to
> make any sense of it at all, and I am still hopelessly lost as to > how in the > heck that is pronounced. Too bad there's not an IPA-to-speech > program. That > would be really great!
the reason for this is that the IPA doesn't have symbols for all the sounds in kxqqhwiiallccre (retroflex, palatal, and pharyngeal trills; retroflex, palatal, velar, and uvular lateral fricatives; pharyngeal stop...), which makes it impossible to write readable X-SAMPA to represent it... i noticed a mistake in that, though. it should be: [l`_rL_q_02L\L_r N\_o_oL_q{_0j\_r h\L_qY_0{N\_o_ol`l`_rF j\_r{_0FHYk_q yFz`_rL{_0L\] of course if you're using an X-SAMPA translator, you should change the {'s to &'s and it might choke on the N\_o_o (anyone know of a better way to represent a uvular lateral fricative?)...
> :Peter
-- Robert Wilson (aka kuvazokad, eltirno, edeí...) -- vkky vnkynvj vknyknj ykkv knvy? karkalone kontoko? kinsi rorotan kinsa nadas? baitta ke farzaiyai? qxracc pqqattiircx iia kxqqhwiiallccre? spreken þu viserdya? pake biru ka pa rede? -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/M/O d-(---) s: a18 C++$ UL++++>$ P+>++ L+(++)>++++ E--- W++(+++) N o? K--- w+(--) O?> M-- V? PS PE+ Y+(++) PGP t+(*) 5-- X+++ R- tv b+++ DI+ D--- G++++ e h! r-- y- ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------