At 2002-08-05 17:03 +0100, tarquin wrote:
Paper encyclopedias expect their readers to learn
the order of the
letters of the alphabet. Learning SAMPA is relatively simple. While the
table on [[SAMPA]] is increasingly complex, there is a shorter version
on a sub-page which a link like [[pronounced]] should direct readers to.
It's a small effort to learn, for a large gain afterwards.
Unlike what is possible in a paper encyclopedium,
why not add a small wav file of someone
pronouncing the word correctly?
This is a much better idea than most attempts at divining pronunciation
into a strange set of symbols including highly accepted sets such as IPA.