At 12:01 PM -0800 7/14/00, John Cowan wrote:
>"John H. Jenkins" wrote:
>> [W]e can't agree on a pronunciation of "Unicode."
>What are the usual alternatives? I used to say ['ju ni kowd], but my wife
>complained that this made me sound like a hick, and I changed to
>['ju n@ kowd].
>Considering that the Unix text editor "vi" can be pronounced ['vi'ai], or
>[vai] or even [sIks] ....
There are distinct ['ju ni kowd] and ['ju n@ kowd] camps, as well as
a small [ju 'ni kowd] contingent (if I understand your transcription
> > And wouldn't be just *wonderful* to have a phonetic alphabet
>> especially designed for English? Then we wouldn't have these
>> problems. :-)
>There are a variety of schemes for transcribing the IPA in ASCII.
>See X-SAMPA (http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/sampa/x-sampa.htm), which is
>used mostly by professionals, and "Kirschenbaum ASCII-IPA"
>(http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Evan_Kirshenbaum/IPA/faq.html), mostly used on
>Usenet. The above transcriptions use Kirschenbaum.
Er, hint, John -- look in 10646-2. Or for that matter, the ConScript
registry. My hidden meaning might then become clear.
-- ===== John H. Jenkins firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://www.blueneptune.com/~tseng
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