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- proper n. Acronym of Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet, an alphabet based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), but using only 7-bit ASCII characters.
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Though there is an informal notation called ASCII IPA, I was actually thinking of X-SAMPA, which is a more recognized standard.
I also goofed in X-SAMPA transcription, due to lack of practice.
Given this, I also wonder if this means that *h1 was [x] and *h2 was [X] X-SAMPA for a voiceless uvular fricative.
The vowels would meet somewhere around  in X-SAMPA notation, which could then lower to [@] and still be distinct from [a].
SAMPA would have a line of communication with Control Room.
The South African Music Promoters Association (SAMPA) would work together with the Los Angeles-based Control Room Company that is staging the concert to satisfy BEE concerns.
Perhaps because I've been a New Yorker for so many years, I must admit that my "love" for Manhattan followed my original "love" for Sao Paulo, which impressed me a great deal during my first visit during my early adolescence … Although I was born in Rio de Janeiro (so famous for features which I either dislike or feel indifferent), I must say that I have always TRULY loved the "good old" PAULICEIA (one of my favorite terms for SAMPA) ...