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> I get the idea that it's the same for the so-called "r-sound", basically, a
> symbol for any rhotic when the exact quality is not known. Naturally, such
> symbols are going to be a pain to translate into IPA, but could be useful
> nonetheless. What should we do with them?
> --
> Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets.
>
> http://christophoronomicon.blogspot.com/
> http://www.christophoronomicon.nl/
>

How about this: choose the otherwise most frequent representation in
the segment class, with a mark denoting this is an approximation, until the
ensuing comments reach a conclusion? I know that I would prefer complete
statistics over 100%-accurate but lower-sample ones.