|Date:||Thursday, May 3, 2001, 18:46|
--- Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...> wrote:
YHL, thanks so much! I'll take a look (French, I can
decipher though I am not fluent in) at the URL later
tomorrow. Ooh, how exciting to finally learn the
notations so I can use the lingo too!
> On Tue, 1 May 2001, SuomenkieliMaa wrote:
> > Btw, speaking of notations, would you or anyone
> > (eg, Yoon Ha!) be kind enough to send a "crash
> > of proper sound notating in linguistic terms?
> Are you familiar with the IPA (international
> phonetic alphabet)? A site
> (I have the French link, since it doesn't bother me,
> but there's an
> easily-accessible English version) I've found
> helpful with most of the
> major IPA sounds is:
> UNIL/Linguistique: Cours de phone'tique:
> There are sound files that hopefully whatever
> computer setup you have
> will be able to handle.
> The most popular ASCII representations of IPA here
> seem to be SAMPA and
> Kirschenbaum (I use the latter mainly because I'm
> more used to it, but I
> think SAMPA wins in popularity and people have said
> that it does a better
> job with the less common sounds):
> You should probably get some of the real
> linguists/more linguistically
> experienced people to help you out with specific
> questions. I am
> unfortunately a novice at this.
> > the letters, some capitalized, some small, but
> > got a good grasp on the difference. Ironically, I
> > have studied over 10 languages in my young life -
> > my way to learn them is not really via the formal
> > linguistical notations. Anyhow, would appreciate
> > advice/help!
> > Matt
> > (I'm 25, probably younger than the other Matt/s,
> > shall we all call me "Young Matt" - if I may be so
> > vain?) ;-p
> Hey, I'm 22, even more of a pipsqueak. :-) I've
> only gotten to study
> Latin, French, German, Korean...and by default,
> English. But I'm working
> slowly on Japanese and Turkish, darnit. :-)
YHL, well we've got something else in common (our age,
approximately). Me - I've studied Spanish, Latin,
French, Portuguese; Japanese; Finnish, Hungarian,
Korean; Thai in various degrees. Fluency: Spanish
pretty much (for a foreigner), Japanese quite good
(for a foreigner), Portuguese passive bilingual (for a
foreigner), French simple reading only,
Korean/Hungarian/Thai a few phrases & vocabulary of a
1st grader (maybe), Finnish some phrases & vocabulary
of a 3rd grader. I'm serious about keeping my
Spanish, gaining proficiency in Japanese, and learning
Finnish to at least the level as my Japanese.
Eventually, I hope to learn Polish and a cool IAL
(Esperanto would be ok, but I don't know anyone
personally using the tongue!).
Btw, I use Japanese as a normal medium at my current
work; English is the second - and by far, lesser
preferred - tongue.
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