LINGUIST List 7.24

Sat Jan 6 1996

Qs: IPA font and type-setting, Ling on ITV, Dissimilation t > p

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  1. Kirk Sullivan, IPA font and type-setting
  2. Mark Campana, Linguistics on ITV (fwd)
  3. cpeust, Dissimilation t > p

Message 1: IPA font and type-setting

Date: Fri, 05 Jan 1996 14:57:13
From: Kirk Sullivan <>
Subject: IPA font and type-setting

Some colleagues and I are are writing a paper which considers the
problems of phonetic typesetting. We wish to ask you about your
experiences. A short set of questions follow which we would like you
to answer and e-mail to Many thanks for your time.

1) Which computer do you use to write documents on?

2) Which word-processing package or equivalent do you use?

3) Which IPA-fonts do you use?

4) Do the fonts you use cover the entire 1993 IPA-chart?

4a) If they do cover the entire chart are there any limitations
 on the use of diacritics etc?

4b) If they do not cover the entire chart what is missing?

5) Are the fonts you use available in a variety of different

6) Do you find that the fonts are easily included in documents?

6a) If not, what is the problem?
6b) Do you think that the problem is due to the fonts or the
 word-processor you are using?

7) Do you have an example of a particularly frustrating/negative
 experience? For example, a particularly complex transcription which you
 could not get to typeset in a pleasing manner.

8) If you have used or use other fonts can you briefly compare them.

9) Are you generally satisfied?

10) What would you like to see improved?

11) Would you recommend the system you are using to someone else?

12) Any other comments you would like to make.
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Message 2: Linguistics on ITV (fwd)

Date: Fri, 05 Jan 1996 08:03:10 -1000
From: Mark Campana <>
Subject: Linguistics on ITV (fwd)

 ---------- Forwarded message ----------
 Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 08:56:22 -1000
 From: Mark Campana <>
 Subject: Linguistics on ITV

I am preparing to teach an intro course in linguistics this summer
(having done this many times before) on interactive TV to students at
remote locations. Has anybody ever done this before? How can we make
an audio-centered discipline come to life on screen? If anybody has
any ideas on this (including software), please feel free to let me
know. I will try to develop a protocol (if one doesn't already exist)
and share it with my colleagues. Mark Campana (
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Message 3: Dissimilation t > p

Date: Fri, 05 Jan 1996 21:10:39 +0100
From: cpeust <>
Subject: Dissimilation t > p

I was wondering if any member of this list might know of a case of
dissimilation of t > p induced by consonants not in direct contact. I
have come across this in reference to Ancient Egyptian psd and Semitic
tsc (c is a pharyngeal spirant here): Any leads would be greatly

Thanks in advance,
Monica Bontty
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