base symbol

base symbol

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Next, a decision must be made whether to transcribe the sound with a diacritic (e.g., [z]) or with the base symbol for the voiceless cognate (e.g., [s]).
Some features are relatively easy to transcribe with familiar the International Phonetic Alphabet base symbols (e.g., [baef] for bath), whereas others may require the use of diacritics (e.g., [mae] for man or [bae:d] for bad).
For example, in a 10 of 16 configurations, or EC 10/16, six extra symbols (m) should be added to the 10 base symbols (k).
There is no place for such base symbols or ideology in modern Ireland.

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