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John Cowan wrote:

>Kristian Jensen wrote:
>
>> In both Danish and Boreanesian, its more appropriate to distinguish
>> semivowels from approximants -- something the IPA has ceased doing.
>
>I think the righteous way (when you need it) is to represent the
>semivowels with the corresponding vowel plus the "non-vocalic" diacritic
>(U+032F, COMBINING INVERTED BREVE BELOW).  This is often used in
>transcribing German "-r" (except "-er"), which becomes non-vocalic "a".

That's indeed how Danish "-r" is represented in narrow IPA
transcriptions, though with the inverted breve under a
turned-V (U+028C).

-kristian- 8)