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Thanks YHL!

From:SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>
Date:Thursday, May 3, 2001, 18:46

--- Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...> wrote:
> On Tue, 1 May 2001, SuomenkieliMaa wrote: > > Btw, speaking of notations, would you or anyone > here > > (eg, Yoon Ha!) be kind enough to send a "crash > course" > > 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.
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!
> > the letters, some capitalized, some small, but > haven't > > got a good grasp on the difference. Ironically, I > > have studied over 10 languages in my young life - > but > > my way to learn them is not really via the formal > > linguistical notations. Anyhow, would appreciate > your > > advice/help! > > Matt > > (I'm 25, probably younger than the other Matt/s, > so > > 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. Young Matt __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things you want at great prices