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Re: CXS changes

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, November 8, 2004, 17:30
On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 05:58:35PM +0100, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > I'd also count the numbers as samples of extremely unintuitive assignments. > > They once were. By now, [2] and [9] are at least as ingrained in my > brain as the proper IPA signs will ever become.
Well, I can only remember [2] and [9] because of Fr. deux and neuf. [3] and [8] at least resemble the IPA symbols; [6] I only remember becasue it comes up on here so frequently (guess those YAEPTs are good for something :)); [7] is completely hopeless.
> While we're discussing changes, I might mention moving [P] to the > bilabial fricative (currently [p\]).
Absolutely. Besides the reasons you give, there is the fact that in the majority of cases, a fricative derived from a stop uses the uppercase version of the stop symbol in CXS: g->G, b->B, d->D, t->T. The other exception is k->x (instead of *k->K), which is fine since it agrees with the IPA. But I must say I find the actual use of [K] in CXS - for the lateral fricative - completely counterintuitive.


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
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