From: Marion Gunn (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Dec 11 2007 - 16:35:59 CST
On 11 Dec 2007, at 22:05, scríobh John Hudson:
> But if you look at the IPA alphabet, as published in the IPA
> Handbook, it is pretty clear that there is an expectation -- around
> which a lot of other assumptions in both design and naming are made
> -- that the j has a descending hook of a kind that corresponds to
> *all* the other descending hooks in the alphabet....
> My view is that the descending hook is a normative form of the IPA
> alphabet, since it is such an important and repeated feature of so
> many IPA letters...
As a subscriber member of the International Phonetic Association for
many years, I have to agree with the above, which strengthens the
reason for registering IPA as the unique script it is.
Marion Gunn * EGTeo (Estab.1991)
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