Tapped D symbol

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Jun 25 16:54:19 UTC 2003

On Wed, 25 Jun 2003, yass67 at poppy.ocn.jp wrote:

#Dear Linguists,
#In Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, the Tapping of T in American English is
#indicated by /t / plus a small V. But it doesn't indicated the Tapping of D
#in words like 'wading, ladder, rider, Adam, pudding' and so on.


#My suggestion is to add the diacritical symbol for the rhoticity of vowels
#(the little 'twig' like symbol added to a schwa for "bird, nurse, stir") to
#/ t, d /. Because /t / plus 'voiced' is basically /d /. Then, learners have
#to know that /d / can be tapped. So there are two steps to get to the Tapped
#/ t, d /. But adding a 'rhoticity' can indicate that they sound more like an
#R and voiced.

The IPA symbol for this phone is a small capital J rotated 180 degrees.
It looks sort of like this (view the following in a monospace font such
as Courier or Monaco):

         | `

-- Mark A. Mandel
   Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania

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