English: "check the lens well"
- Phonetic (broad) transcription:
- Impressionistic narrow transcription:
- (One) very narrow allophonic transcription:
I understand what
allophones are, but when the IPA handbook mentions:
The difference [b/w the impressionistic transcription and the allophonic transcription] is that NOW [with the latter] it would be possible to express, in conventions, the relation between the allophones transcribed and the phonemes which they realize...
...what does the italicized line mean? I mean as #2 and #3 above are identical and we didn't add any new information b/w the two of them; how is then only the latter of the two enabling in conventions, the relation between the allophones transcribed and the phonemes which they realize; while the former couldn't. Thanks!