|From:||Aidan Grey <grey@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 15, 2002, 23:42|
At 03:53 PM 3/15/2002 -0600, you wrote:
> Hey, why not just post your questions to the list? Remember, a
> lot of people
>who have been on the list for a while (like me) knew next to nothing of
>phonology. But by asking questions, and by reading the responses to other
>people's questions, we all learn. I'd be happy to try to answer as many
>phonological questions (basic IPA, X-SAMPA usage, etc.) as I am able; for the
>advanced stuff, you'll want to ask experts like Dirk.
Well, two reasons why:
1) As I work my way through it, people either get bored and stop
responding (which has happened before) or I get so many alternate opinions
I get lost and confused and can't get where I intended to go.
2) I'm rather terrified of looking as stupid as I feel, especially since
I've been here on the list for, oh, about 6 years now.
I think it would work much better to have just one person help with the
majority of stuff, someone who won't mind when i flip flop all over trying
to get it to work right. After that's settled down, then I'll bring it to
the list for comments again.
Don't get me wrong, Dirk (et alii) has been _extremely_ helpful in
explaining what's going wrong. I just need to work out how to fix the
phonology to what I know the orthography should look like.