Mark J. Reed wrote: > On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 05:58:35PM +0100, Andreas Johansson wrote: >>While we're discussing changes, I might mention moving [P] to the >>bilabial fricative (currently [p\]). > > > Absolutely. Besides the reasons you give, there is the fact that in the > majority of cases, a fricative derived from a stop uses the uppercase > version of the stop symbol in CXS: g->G, b->B, d->D, t->T. The other > exception is k->x (instead of *k->K), which is fine since it agrees with > the IPA. But I must say I find the actual use of [K] in CXS - for the > lateral fricative - completely counterintuitive. > I agree with using [P] for [p\]; we don't need it for [v\] any more, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's already been used for [p\] once or twice before. [K] doesn't look much like the l with belt symbol, but nothing else does all that much either (except $ in some fonts if the stroke goes all the way through).