Re: Dozenal chars in music

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun May 24 2009 - 03:37:57 CDT

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    On 24 May 2009, at 08:25, Julian Bradfield wrote:

    > On 2009-05-23, Mark Davis <> wrote:
    >> FYI, there's a draft ipa transform at
    >> .
    >> ɪts frɑm səm opən-sors dætə, so hæz səm glɪtʃɛz (ænd no
    >> strɛs).
    > It says: "en-ipa". The ISO standards don't define the languages, but
    > Ethnologue (which is what most people rely on, I think) defines "en"
    > as the language spoken in the UK. No _English_ dialect pronounces
    > fox as /fɑks/! (Or "data" as [dæta].)

    Nobody says [dæta] either... it's [ˈdæɾə] for those who say it
    that way.

    > At least put en_US-ipa, but even then that's unfair to a number of
    > American dialects.

    And (as Mark should know), "ipa" isn't a valid language tag. It's
    "fonipa". And it should be identified by dialect as Julian says.

    Michael Everson *

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