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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Shannon" <[log in to unmask]> 
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Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:32:58 PM 
Subject: XSAMPA question 

The problem is, every resource I can find doesn't seem very complete from the 
perspective of an English speaker with know prior knowledge of 
phonology. For example, I've been through every XSAMPA chart I can 
find looking for the vowel sound in the English words "lake", "rain", 
"base", "fail", etc. It's a common enough sound, but I can find any 
trace of it in the XSAMPA chart. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAMPA_chart_for_English 

Grrrrr! 

Breathe! :) 

Kou