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,  and  are at least as ingrained in my
> brain as the proper IPA signs will ever become.
Well, I can only remember  and  because of Fr. deux and neuf. 
and  at least resemble the IPA symbols;  I only remember becasue
it comes up on here so frequently (guess those YAEPTs are good for
something :));  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.