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Re: Phonetics vs. Phonemics

From:Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>
Date:Saturday, February 25, 2006, 13:10
on Fri, 24 Feb 2006 Roger Mills wrote:
> > BP Jonsson wrote: > > I suggest everyone reads J C Welss' "Accents of English", > > Cambridge 1982. That reading will preempt all YAEPTs > > for a long time to come. > > > Oh!! An outcome devoutly to be wished for.........
Amen! Thank you, Benct. The author is J C Wells. The work is in three volumes. Amazon has the first volume available for $36.99 in paperback. From the editorial review, looks like we'd need all three volumes to settle most of the points that people have been discussing on this list. The only reason I've paid any attention to this thread is because it sheds some light on how people realise all those strange mid vowels - always the hardest part for me to follow in the IPA. I could really do with a GOOD website offering exact pronunciations of all vowels recognised in the IPA in a number of different contexts. Is there anything like that available anywhere? There was recently some discussion of a particular website which seemed unsatisfactory or hard to get to. If the IPA is an international standard, one might expect there to be a website that freely promulgates it and makes it accessible to all. Or have international standards also been privatised in the name of economic rationalism? Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.375 / Virus Database: 268.1.0/269 - Release Date: 24/2/06


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