> I have got the TEI entity set for IPA, but can't seem to find any
> entity for "linking r".
This is an interesting question. The linking r is found in situations
such as British Received Pronunciation where some r's are pronounced
sometimes. If the word "Richter" is followed by "scale", its final r
is not pronounced, but if it is followed by "and", it is pronounced.
Since IPA transcribes actual speech, there is no IPA symbol for it.
This seems to be a contradiction. If the r is actually voiced, surely
the IPA is supposed to be able to represent it?
However, some dictionaries use their own symbol for it. In some it is
a star and in others an italic r, I believe. It is treated in Daniel
Jones EPD. Interestingly it is not noted in the
new Oxford Shorter Dictionary.
Is this the particle which used to be called "intrusive r"? (linking r
is perhaps a politer term for it :-) I was just asked about this two
days ago (if there was a symbol for it)...thanks for the information.