Re: IPAZounds (was: Reversible sound change applier)
|From:||Jamie Norrish <jamie@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 11, 2006, 11:00|
Roger Mills writes:
> WOW! but boo-hoo, I don't think I'm computer-savvy enough to use
> that, so will end up doing Gwr by hand.
I'd be very interested to hear what pitfalls in using it that you see
- I'd like to make the program as user-friendly as possible.
> But a related question for anyone who has done rule-writing by hand
> (on the computer)-- how does one get BIG
> parentheses/brackets/braces that enclose large sets of features et
> al., e.g. [+xxx, +yyy, -zzz, -mno etc] but arranged vertically???
IPA Zounds uses the extended parenthesis Unicode characters, which
provide for a top, bottom, and extendible middle elements for left and
> The set of distinctive features is very useful; but I don't see any
> way to indicate retroflexion _of vowels_. Nor is it clear whether
> Greek-letter variables are supported, though he does give examples
> of them.
You can add a retroflex diacritic to a vowel, if you want to - or
indeed to any IPA base character.
Greek-letter variables are supported; check the documentation under
Homorganic variables (in the Advanced topics section).
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