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Wow! Re: IPA language phonology

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Saturday, September 1, 2001, 0:24
Totally randomly, and from the suggestion of my historical linguistics professor on a
completely unrelated topic, I came across the following website:

This is a website on a book that a UCLA professor wrote (Ladefoge? I forget his
name already....), and is intended as an audio suplemental to said book. It not
only features the official IPA chart with an online sample of every sound
(including implosives, clicks and epiglottals), but it also has about twenty
languages whose interesting phonological features are pointed out with sound
bytes to go along with it from native speakers. Included among these are all
the vowels of French, as well as three different languages with clicks,
implosives, all the vowels of Vietnamese, the voiced/voiceless
aspirated/unaspirated distinctions of Hindi, the various palatal/alveo-palatal
fricatives--everything! It's great fun; I've bookmarked it. :)