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What our task now is to find the phonemes of
English. When we have found them we will have a phonemic
transcription that is the most efficient and unambiguous writing
system for English that could exist; all unimportant phonetic detail
will be ignored; no important phonetic details will be left out.
Having found a phonemic system for English, we can then represent the
morphemes and words of E. in this system.
Principles: one symbol for each phoneme; no phoneme has more than
one symbol (i.e. no (ph) for (f); no (sh) or (th) or (ng) type digraphs).
Fri Jan 17 09:48:04 EST 1997