RE: IPA Null Consonant

From: Kent Karlsson (
Date: Wed May 28 2003 - 16:50:48 EDT

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    > Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 2:32 PM
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    > Subject: RE: IPA Null Consonant
    > > Kent, the symbol used in linguistics is not the Danish capital
    > > it is the empty set symbol.

    A rather categorical statement from Michael, with which I happen to
    (But I will elaborate on that in another message.)

    > One more linguistic usage sample (don't have any linguistic
    > books at my desk,
    > so I'll have to resort to googling)-- the Finnish "consonant
    > gradation":
    > And I can assure you that the Finnish consonant gradation does not
    > 'k' to the Danish vowel :-) It simply means "disappears" (or in
    > "appears from nothing").

    I understand that. That does not in itself at all disqualify the
    capital LETTER
    o with stroke from being used as a denotation of "empty sound"
    e.g. the in the contexts from which this thread originated.

                    /kent k

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