|From:||H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 20, 2002, 19:35|
On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 11:54:29AM -0700, Clint Jackson Baker wrote:
> I found it in a book and was approximating the X-Sampa
> from the phonetic spelling in the book. I'm still
> trying to get X-Sampa down--vowels are very hard to
> learn without being able to hear them from anyone.[snip]
Try this site:
Somebody posted this some time ago, and I found it *immensely* helpful.
E.g., it clarified which are the correct IPA symbols for the Ebisedian
vowels---for a long time, I could only guess and narrow a few vowels down
to a couple o' IPA vowels, and some of my guesses were completely off.
Besides that, you also get to hear some of the more esoteric IPA sounds,
like the clicks, the uvular trills, the epiglottal plosives, etc..
Fascinating sounds; I should use that for my next conlang project...
(provided I ever get Ebisedian to a state that can be remotely construed
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. -- P. Erdos