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Re: Two pronunciation questions...

Michael Everson (

On 1 Nov 2009, at 00:16, Mark J. Reed wrote:

> The ' is probably meant to represent aspiration; apostrophe is
> commonly used for that.  The [tÉ] is supposed to be strongly
> aspirated, i.e.  [tÉÊ], and with affricates it's also common to put
> the aspiration indicator on the stop symbol rather than the fricative.

The apostrophe is not used to indicate aspiration in the IPA. 

Michael Everson *

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