Talk:Extensions to the International Phonetic Alphabet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Writing systems (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article falls within the scope of WikiProject Writing systems, a WikiProject interested in improving the encyclopaedic coverage and content of articles relating to writing systems on Wikipedia. If you would like to help out, you are welcome to drop by the project page and/or leave a query at the project’s talk page.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
WikiProject Medicine (Rated C-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Medicine, which recommends that medicine-related articles follow the Manual of Style for medicine-related articles and that biomedical information in any article use high-quality medical sources. Please visit the project page for details or ask questions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.


I can't view some of the symbols. Is there any program or a patch to my Windows XP to solve this problem? --Acepectif 04:32, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

A good browser should have them. Switch to Firefox if you are still using Internet Explorer. — Paul G 06:42, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Percussive consonants[edit]

What are Bilabial and Bidental percussives? Are they used in any languages? Could anyone who knows what they are create the articles about them? 17:30, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Extensions to the IPA[edit]

Hi, where does the name "Extended IPA" come from? Is it widely used in phonetics/speech pathology circles? I'm asking because the Handbook uses "Extensions to the IPA", not "Extended IPA". --Kjoonlee 00:00, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

No sources? Is the title of this article OR? --Kjoonlee 10:56, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
Probably a mix up. The Handbook refers to "extended IPA symbols" and the "extended IPA character set". I wouldn't call it OR, though: We have thousands of articles with de novo names due to one compromise or another. (Right now I'm looking at Brāhmī script, which was so named to avoid edit wars over whether or not it's an "alphabet". I would hardly call that OR.) It doesn't matter to me which title we choose for this article, and I seriously doubt anyone will object if you just go ahead and move it. kwami 05:15, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I support the move. Ƶ§œš¹ [aɪm ˈfɻɛ̃ⁿdˡi] 07:43, 2 December 2007 (UTC)


Somewhere I've seen turned small-cap K and U used (or suggested) to mean 'any consonant' and 'any vowel' respectively; but my Unicode browser doesn't show them at all. Are they heretical? —Tamfang (talk) 03:40, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

In Unicode:
  • U+029E ʞ LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED K (HTML ʞ · so no capital) in block IPA Extensions
  • No turned U found, neither small nor capital.
  • IPA Extensions chart says: latin small letter turned k * proposed for velar click * Withdrawn by IPA in 1970.
Only giving this information, I cannot conclude on the question. -DePiep (talk) 10:04, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

@Tamfang: No, they're not in Unicode as of v8, and are unlikely to be added unless someone picks them up for something else. They were mentioned in the 1949 Principles as *suggestions* for improvement, along with several other symbols (see Phonetic Symbol Guide for a partial list) but were never adopted. People normally use C for 'consonant' and V for 'vowel'. (The extIPA chart mentions C for 'consonant' and F for 'fricative'.) I added common wildcards to the IPA article. — kwami (talk) 02:27, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Disordered speech[edit]

Disordered speech is always bound to a language. That has nothing to do with denoting general symbols, which is the purpose of IPA. A sound that is considered a disorder in one language can be totally fine in another language. -- (talk) 21:51, 28 November 2016 (UTC)