> Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 09:50:57 -0700
> From: Dirk Elzinga <[log in to unmask]>
> At 12:38 PM +0000 11/07/01, Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
> >X-SAMPA is a standard.
> >
> >Some people here may not like a few details in it, but if you go
> >changing standards just because you think you are clever, you're on
> >the slippery slope that leads to MicroSoft(R) TCP/IP(TM) and other
> >abominations.
> >
> >And who among the let's-gratuitously-fiddle-with-X-SAMPA gang has
> >upped and produced reference materials for their version that are as
> >useful as John Wells' writeup or Andrew Mutchler's annotated chart?
> Well, for my purposes the transcription scheme I've come up with for
> Tepa is much more useful than X-SAMPA or any of the other IPA-ASCII
> schemes I've seen. That's why I use it instead of something else.

I'm not talking about using another system if X-SAMPA doesn't suit
your needs --- noone can object to that.

I'm talking about people who find that X-SAMPA is exactly what they
need, except that it would look so much nicer if we just made this
teeny little change, the use of which will of course be intuitively
obvious to everyone seeing the transcription.

So next week we make another undocumented change to suit our innately
superior aesthetics, and the world will be a better place for it. Or?

Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <[log in to unmask]> (Humour NOT marked)