Re: IPA Null Consonant

From: Chris Jacobs (
Date: Sun May 25 2003 - 12:17:10 EDT

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    > > So, if you don't find it in the IPA block you should look not for a
    > > circle or slashed zero, but for a slashed letter o.
    > > And indeed, if we look at U+00F8 LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH STROKE ø, the
    > > book says that it is used in Danish, Norwegian, Faroese, and IPA
    > But that is the symbol for a front rounded vowel in IPA and not at all
    > for a null symbol

    You are right.

    > (I think the 'consonant' part is misleading here).
    > I'm not sure what the right Unicode symbol is, but my best guess is
    > U+2205 EMPTY SET ('∅').
    > /Thomas

    Then the symbol is not part of IPA.

    Maybe you should simply omit the null symbol entirely when transliterating
    to IPA.

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