Glyphs and graphemes [was Re: Cult-like behaviour]

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 14:31:14 EDT 2018


On 17/07/18 19:16, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com>:
>> "ch" usually represents 2 phonemes, basically the sounds of "t"
>> followed by "sh";
> 
> Traditionally, that sound is considered a single phoneme:
> 
>     <URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affricate_consonant>
> 
> Can you hear the difference in these expressions:
> 
>     high chairs
> 
>     height shares
> 
>     height chairs
> 
> Try them on an English-speaking person. In a restaurant, ask for a
> "height share" and see if they bring you a high chair.
> 
> The English "tr" sound can also be considered a single affricate
> phoneme:
> 
>     <URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiceless_postalveolar_affricate>
> 
> Is there a difference between these expressions:
> 
>     rye train
> 
>     right rain
> 
>     right train
> 
> 
> Marko
> 

I do not see what this has to do with the Python programming language, 
neither do I care.  Please take this offline, as you've all ready been 
asked to do by a moderator, Tim Golden.

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence



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