RE: IPA Null Consonant

From: Peter_Constable@sil.org
Date: Mon Jun 02 2003 - 17:03:29 EDT

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    Kent Karlsson wrote on 06/02/2003 02:25:08 PM:

    > > Utterly wrong. Uppercase vowel symbols (**including **) have
    > > been used in Americanist phonetics to indicate voiceless vocoids;

    > In such cases it would be a terrible choice to use the EMPTY SET
    > character
    > for denoting a linguistic "zero" of any kind, since in print one may not
    > be able to distinguish one of the vowels from a linguistic "zero".

    Not at all: both the slashed-zero and slash-circle glyphs are distinct from
    the O-stroke glyph in many type faces.

    - Peter

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