Print

Print


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Barrow" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2003 8:40 AM
Subject: question on sampa representation


> Could someone please let me know the  way to represent in Sampa the GA
> pronunciation of the vowel in words like dog, long, cost,  etc.
>
> The IPA symbol the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English uses for
> vowel in the above words in RP can be rendered as /Q/ in SAMPA; it uses
> the same symbol for the GA but followed by a colon, so should I render
> the GA vowel as /Q:/ ?
>
> For the a in father and the o in GA cot lot  the symbol Longman uses is
> followed by a colon; the IPA to SAMPA chart at
>
> http://www.i-foo.com/~kturtle/misc/xsamchart.gif
>
> doesn't show colons, so should this vowel be /A/ or /A:/ ?
>
> Thank you for your reply and there's no need to go into a discussion on
> English pronunciation, I'm just interested in SAMPA representation
>
> David Barrow
>

A colon is merely a symbol that indicates length.  So yes, it is /Q:/ and
/A:/ respectively(assuming that's what it is)