From: "Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work" <[log in to unmask]> > Really? The X-SAMPA chart I'm looking at says |'| is > indeed palatalization, but |`| surely is retroflexation. > In X-SAMPA |_>| is glottalization, or at least that's > the ejectives, but the difference between them escapes me. > > http://www.i-foo.com/~kturtle/misc/xsamchart.gif > > Hmm. Now I see that |`| is glottalization in Kirshenbaum. > Perhaps you should say that in the beginning of your mail. > |`| really is preferable when describing Tech. (But you > had me going around thinking Tech had a retroflex at the > beginning for a minute and I thought, "now *that's* a change." :) I keep mixing Kirshenbaum and X-SAMPA, that's a problem. I can't decide on which one I like best. Retroflexes I usually mark with a period afterwards: t. d. s. n. r. l. I'm used to using my own translit. And an ejective is always glottalized, but a glottalized consonant isn't always ejective. Korean glottalized consonants are "tense", but not ejective.