On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 03:24:10PM -0400, Douglas Koller, Latin & French wrote:
> Your first word is a typo. It's "jian," not "jin." My SAMPA sucks, so
> good luck, but sump'n like:
> /dC&

INteresting.  I'd expect any affricate with [C] to be [cC] rather than [dC]; I'd
also expect |j| to represent a voiced sound ([J\j\], maybe).  And I find
it odd that |an| is /&~/ but |en| is /Vn/ rather than /V~/.

> jian4 dao4 ni3 hen3 gao1 xing4

Ah!  Glad I was right about ni3.  It's been a long time.

> (mainland Mandarin probably reduces
> this to the "neutral" tone (I've been away a while))

?  What's the "neutral" tone?

Thanks again!