Re: IPA query for all you linguists out there

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Dec 07 1999 - 13:07:59 EST

Ar 09:34 -0800 1999-12-07, scríobh Corey Miller:
>I suggest U+0252 which is the vowel in the Southern British pronunciation of
>top, hot. It is also a useful vowel to represent the slightly rounded vowel
>of Canadians and Bostoners for those words. Also, in a phonemic
>representation of English, I don't think you need the length marks in any of

Nope. This is a Cornish vowel. 0252 is not "midway" between the two on the
IPA vowel chart; it is rounded 0251. Or is that midway? Hmmmm.

>> [U+0251U+02D0] is used to indicate the long a as in father.
>> [U+0254U+02D0] is used to indicate the long aw as in law.
>> How, exactly, do I represent a vowel midway between the two? It must be a
>> diacritic of some sort, probably on U+0251....

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