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  • Actually, X-SAMPA is IPA. It's a way of transmitting IPA across the Internet using 7-bit ASCII, which for most of Internet history was all anyone could rely on to get to the other side.

    May 27, 2009

  • θæŋk ju: boʊθ! I do agree about the x-sampa/Kafka connection, and I am heartened that there are others around who agree that phonetic transcription should not include '_

    May 26, 2009

  • I can't help but think of Kafka.

    May 25, 2009

  • God yes. Hurrah for you!

    May 25, 2009

  • This, along with the monumental ugliness of American Dictionary, is the devil's transcription system. IPA forever..

    May 24, 2009