From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Nov 13 2003 - 11:43:06 EST
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.
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