Re: IPA a vowels

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Sep 10 1999 - 11:43:30 EDT

Ar 10:31 -0500 1999-09-10, scríobh Scott Horne:
>Michael Everson wrote:
>> Ar 12:45 -0700 1999-09-09, scríobh John Hudson:
>> >IPA is a
>> >specialised writing system, and I don't think anyone expects it to be
>> >possible or even desirable to produce, for example, an IPA font in the
>> >style of 18th Century roundhand script.
>> Mmmmmm. Maybe I'll spend some time on the plane to Denmark trying to do
>> just that.... much better than a crossword puzzle.... :-)
>If you're serious, check some of the IPA's publications. I have one
>that shows how the IPA might be written in script by linguists in
>the field. If I recall correctly, English and French _r_ are used
>for different letters, and the length mark is a slight jog in the
>connecting stroke.

I have those, and had intended to consult them. Now I'm just trying to
figure what roundhand script I'm interested in. :-)

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