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W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 10 02:40:05 UTC 2012

Speaking of transcription schemes for American English, it struck me as odd
that Pullum & Ladusaw never even referred to Noah Webster. My American
professors went gaga over the Bell, Shavian, and Chomskyite scheme of
things, but not one single word about a system that preceded IPA by a
century and still persists (also admittedly inscrutable to the
average American dictionary user). Is Noah Webster politically incorrect,
or what?

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