From: Kent Karlsson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 28 2003 - 16:50:48 EDT
> Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 2:32 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> 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
> 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
o with stroke from being used as a denotation of "empty sound"
e.g. the in the contexts from which this thread originated.
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