At 00:42 7.12.2003, Andreas Johansson wrote:
>Tangentially, I'd always thout using |^| to indicate what in IPA are
>superscripts would be huge improvement, aesthetically and mnemonically, for
>CXS and X-SAMPA.
I agree. I'n my (incomplete) scheme for coding
Ladefoged's feature system in ASCII (by design
rather similar to X-SAMPA, but not a transliteration
of the IPA) I used ^ to denote '-ized' features, so
that e.g. ^j was 'palatalized' while _j was palatal.
> > I also use /8/ as the phonemic symbol in X-SAMPA/CXS.
> > For what its worth I arrange the Swedish vowel
> > phonemes in a quadrangular like so:
> > i y u
> > e u å
> > ä ö a
> > which may seem over-idealized from the POV of
> > your 'lect.
>Indeed! BTW, I assume that upper right "u" is meant to be an "o"?
Ooops yes, it should'a been:
i y o
e u å
ä ö a
But tell me, would you like this better?
i y o
e ö u å
I dislike it since it totally lacks symmetry.
> > Mind you my 'lect_1 has 12 vowel
> > phonemes, distinguishing /8/ from /2_w/,
> > /a/ from /A/ and /3\/ from /2/, all 12 occurring
> > both long and short. OTOH [A(:)] and [Q(:)]
> > seem to be in complementary distribution.
>Well, as you will recall, I want to analyze my 'lect as having phonemic
>length, for a total of 18 vocalic phonemes (that includes the diphthong /au/).
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