Re: Ewellic

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Nov 13 2003 - 11:43:06 EST

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    Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:

    >> For one thing, most of them seemed to think "i"
    >> as in "ice" is a single vowel, and "ch" as in
    >> "church" is a single consonant, and I happened
    >> to disagree.
    > For the latter, compare "catch it" with "cat shzt"

    Yep. How do we distinguish the first case, where many think of it as a
    single "affricative" consonant, from the second? The "t" and "sh" in
    the second case are longer and more aspirated, distinctions which I
    didn't make in my alphabet. But IPA, which would be more likely to
    reach to this level of precision, doesn't necessarily make the
    distinction either: /ˈkætʃɪt/ unless U+0361 is used.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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