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Mark J. Reed wrote:

>On Sat, May 10, 2003 at 10:38:09PM +0300, Isaac Penzev wrote:
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>>Ok. Since nobody has yet answered, I'll say a word. We use mostly
>>XSAMPA here with slight modifications, like one you've mentioned
>>(& for aelig).
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>Thanks!  So if you use & for aelig, does that mean it swapped places
>with {, which therefore means OElig?
>
The changes we use are: ' and either " or , for primary and secondary
stress respectively. People often use standard X-SAMPA for this too,
though, so a word with only " is probably talking about primary stress.
& for the ae-lig. u\ for u-dashed, i\ for i-dashed. The reason for & for
aelig and u\ for u-dashed is to avoid using { and } as characters
(because they're confusing and ugly), yet some people still insit on
saying that & and { are swapped. This makes very little sense in my
mind. When I have need to talk of the OE ligature, I use /*/, which
isn't taken by any character.

Tristan.

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