I'm part of a writing group and we are using Plain TeX (well, pdfTeX).
Currently I need to write the symbol ə ("schwa"?), but I have no clue how to do this.
Here's a Plain TeX way
If you run
and at the
prompt you answert
The last two are, respectively "bold" and "bold slanted" (not extended). No italic, unfortunately.
recognised my rubbish mouse drawing enough to suggest
Clearly the tipa package syntax is latex but the fonts will of course be usable from plain.