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Following up on Matthew Leingang's answer, here's the same approach tied up with some syntactic sugar. It messes around with \catcode stuff, so care needs to be taken. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \newcount\contourmarkcount \newdimen\contourraise {\catcode`\|=13 \gdef\installbarmark#1\ignorespaces{% #1\ignorespaces% ...


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I would use the famous \tikzmark macro and combine it with intersection coordinates. Here is the code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \newcommand{\tikzmark}[1]{\tikz[overlay,remember picture,baseline] \node [anchor=base] (#1) {};}% \tikzstyle{intonation}=[rounded corners=2mm,yshift=1.5ex] \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[remember ...


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This is not commonly the way trees are represented in the linguistic literature, so none of the regular tree drawing packages (qtree and tikz-qtree) do this by default. Specifically, the way trees are drawn in the linguistics literature, the terminal nodes are not drawn at the same level (i.e. with the words along a baseline and the tree growing up from ...


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There are two ways to write IPA symbols in LaTeX. One uses regular pdfLaTeX and the tipa package; the other uses XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX and you can enter the symbols directly into your source, assuming you have the correct fonts. The SIL Doulos font is an excellent Unicode IPA font that is widely used in Linguistics. You can download it here. I'll outline ...


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There are good packages for numbering examples in linguistics which have been specifically designed by linguists to meet our needs. Two of the most commonly used ones are gb4e and linguex. The questions egreg linked to in the comments show some examples. A third package, ExPex is still in development, and is extremely powerful, although somewhat non-LaTeX ...


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TeX fonts have only 256 slots. And you can't mix encodings without telling LaTeX to do it; \textcyrillic defined by babel with the russian option does this. The last specified encoding becomes the default one. This should be a complete list of sans serif fonts available also in T2A encoding (for cyrillic): \documentclass{article} ...


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Both of the major linguistic example packages provide this functionality, although in different ways. I'm assuming you just want regular labelled bracketing as is normally done in articles in the literature (i.e., the brackets are all of a fixed size.) gb4e The gb4e package provides an \lb command for a labelled bracket: \documentclass{article} ...


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Partitions similar to these, but with even higher degrees of syncing, are common in linguistics. At http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/external/clmt/latex4ling/ most LaTeX resources for linguistics have been gathered. Specifically your synched texts are similar to what's called glosses in linguistics; and these can be handled by cgloss4e.sty. See ...


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Ok, here's a quick and dirty TiKZ solution. I haven't connected be in the diagram, although I assume it actually should be connected with seront. If you want to connect them, you could make a p3 node below now in the matrix and connect will and be to that and then connect that to seront. Update I've tweaked a few parameters to make the spacing between the ...


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it's always better to use "precomposed" characters rather than trying to cobble something together. this may involve some work with font tools, and others on this list are better able to address that than i. however, many fonts created for use within linguistics environments are available from sil international, and i suggest looking there before trying to ...


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I contacted the author of ExPex (John Frampton) and he was unaware of the web page issue. The issue has now been resolved, and the link in the question has been changed (although the link in the question now redirects there). He has no intentions of abandoning development of the package. It is likely that it will be uploaded to CTAN in the future. Until ...


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Since this answer might be of use to other linguists, I'm giving a detailed answer of how to effectively transfer documents from Word to TeX, assuming you are using the regular SIL phonetic fonts in Word. The modern TeX engines LuaTeX and XeLaTeX both use UTF-8 as their file encoding, and can use any OpenType font on your system. See the following for some ...


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This isn't too hard to do with tikz-qtree. In order to get the movement arrow from T to C to go under the VP, I made the object DP a node and used that as a reference point to create an intermediate node that the line passes through. Thanks very much to both Peter Grill and percusse for suggesting elegant ways to avoid the VP structure. The final solution ...


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It's Unicode character U+026B LATIN SMALL LETTER L WITH MIDDLE TILDE. See also The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List. wsuipa (PK-Fonts) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ipa} \begin{document} \tildel \end{document} tipa \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tipa} \begin{document} \textltilde \end{document}


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If you use Alexis Dimitriadis' version of cgloss4e available here as cgloss.sty you can put language information right aligned with the first line of the example. This is IMO a very nice way to format such information, and quite common in the field: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{gb4e} \usepackage{cgloss} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} ...


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You can add a node with a dot and instead of using in and out angles, use the bend parameter. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} \usepackage{tikz-qtree-compat} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \newcommand\TR[1]{\textlangle#1\textrangle} \usepackage{ textcomp } \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \Tree [ .TP [ .T\1 ...


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The warnings are harmless, and the substitutions will happen automatically. If you want to get rid of the warning you could redefine the \textipa command and the IPA environments to always use Computer Modern as shown in the example below. If you decide later to change to using e.g. mathptmx then you would need to change the definition of \tiparmdefault to ...


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If you need to do a lot of these, the pst-asr package is extremely powerful, but somewhat complicated. Compile the following with XeLaTeX. (Since it uses pstricks it can't be compiled with pdfLaTeX directly, and either needs XeLaTeX (as in this example) or LaTeX+dvips (in which case you would use the tipa package and not load fontspec, etc.) The spacing ...


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gb4e sets the exe environment as a regular list. Moreover, every \ex macro defaults to \item (if you don't specify an optional argument). So, you can use enumitem to emulate the display, yet set some other properties as needed. The following MWE does exactly that (I grabbed the list parameters from g4be.sty) and provides myexe as the alternative: ...


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A completely different approach from Werner's one. Load calc package and add \makeatletter \def\myex{\setlength{\parindent}{-\leftmargin+\labelsep}\@ifnextchar [{\@ex}{\item}} \makeatother in the preamble. Then use the newly defined \myex inside the exe environments where you want the special layout, e.g. \documentclass{article} ...


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I'm not sure I put the coordinates on the right places (and reused \zzb in two points) but something like %!TEX TS-program = xelatex %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[a4paper,12pt, oneside]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text, Scale=MatchLowercase} \setmainfont{Charis SIL} \makeatletter ...


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Here's a way to do this using my version of the popular tikzmark macro, since the gb4e version of arrows is very cumbersome to use. If you need the real \tikzmark for some other purpose, you'll need to change the name of the macro in my code. Mainly this puts together bits of code from various sources. There are two issues to be solved: first connecting ...


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Have a look at this thread, there are both tikz and tikz-qtree solutions there; this turns out to be very simple to do once you know the trick. Here's Alan Munn's final solution from there adapted for your particular question. (I didn't bother to try to get the IPA right.) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} ...


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I love this question and spent far too much time thinking about how to answer it. I think what you need are some good symbols to use in place of the annotations. Then you can subscript with them instead. Also, I think underlining rather than bracketing will set off the annotated text a little better. I found a wavy underline under an \attitude made sense, ...


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Depending on your actual needs, this looks very much like the kind of job for the expex package. The ExPex package provides very sophisticated glossing macros which should do what you need. Here's an example from the documentation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{expex} \begin{document} \ex[glhangstyle=none] \let\\=\textsc \begingl \gla Hom\^{a}o sa ...


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The numbering of examples is hardwired in linguex; you can modify it by changing the corresponding command. Here's a commented minimal document. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{linguex} % We want that the label to an example has also the section number \renewcommand{\Exarabic}{\thesection.\arabic} % We want to reset the ExNo counter at each section ...


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xunicode (loaded by fontspec) contains the definitions of tipa.sty: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Charis SIL} \begin{document} Blowzy DJ frumps vex a knight QC \textturna \textipa{[\!b] [\:r] [\;B]} \end{document}


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I see three "correct" ways of doing this. Using pdfLaTeX tipa, which is the standard package for IPA symbols, provides one solution for normal text mode and one to be used in the tipa macro/environment (even though they both work in the surroundings they're not intended for as well): Sometimes the input method is displayed in the form of Input1: xxx, ...


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As percusse has noted (answer now deleted) the problem is with completely empty nodes. Filling them with a space element such as \, would add an empty terminal node, which would remove the error, but also yields extra vertical branches in the tree, which is not really what you probably want. A better solution is to add empty node labels instead of using ...


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There are two issues you need to consider here I suspect: the font shape itself, serif vs sans serif; and the font apparent size (MS font in particular tend to look much bigger than other fonts. For the first issue, Aerlinthe is indeed correct, the SIL fonts seem to be a good bet, especially Gentium which looks very similar to Minion Pro. For the second ...



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