CHAT: ASCII IPA transcriptions (was Re: Miapimoquitch cat's cradle)
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 15, 2002, 18:17|
On 14 Apr 02, at 19:31, And Rosta wrote:
> > Heh. I haven't learned it, either -- my first couple of posts that
> > included phonemic or phonetic transcriptions used ASCII IPA, since
> > that's what I was accustomed to from alt.usage.english and later
> > sci.lang. But now I use X-SAMPA in deference to the custom of the group
> > -- which means that I always have to look up the web page first ;)
> It never used to be the custom of the group. It has sort of crept up
> on us as a de facto standard without our consent, in a way reminiscent
> of the Windows OS.
Is that so? Hm. Thanks for the information; I haven't been on the list
for that long. I just got the impression that a fair number of people
used X-SAMPA and that it was the _de facto_ standard.
Was it not always so? What did people use before the invasion of the
Sampists? Or did everyone have their own scheme?
Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>