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CONLANG  October 2000, Week 4

CONLANG October 2000, Week 4

Subject:

Re: IPA (Was: Re: Hello, I'm new too)

From:

jesse stephen bangs <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 23 Oct 2000 13:50:52 -0700

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> Remember that IPA is not meant to represent every *possible* distinction,
> but only every *necessary* distinction in existent languages.  For example,
> [j] represents both the approximant of English "yes" and the fricative
> of (some kinds of) Spanish "yo", because no known language makes a phonemic
> distinction between these