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Re: Looking for IPA symbol

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, November 5, 2004, 20:41
On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 03:17:36PM -0500, Adam
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious wrote:
> One of my conlangs has a phoneme which sounds somewhere in between /s/ and > /T/. Does anyone know the IPA symbol for it?
There's no separate symbol for any point of articulation in between alveolar ([s]) and dental ([T]). I guess you can use the diacritic for "advanced" (plus sign under the symbol, _+ in CXS) or "retracted" (minus sign under the symbol, _- in CXS). Using those, your phoneme could be written either [s_+] or [T_-]. If both /s/ and /T/ are also phonemes, then you have a mighty fine distinction; if not, then I would just pick one of those symbols for use at the phoneme level and only worry about the _+/_- stuff in phonetic transcription. -Marcos