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Re: Pronunciation guides for non-linguists

From:Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 15:04

On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, 08:07 PM CET, Gary Shannon wrote:

 > I'm looking for a way to convey proper pronunciation
 > of conlang letters to non-linguists who may have
 > different native languages. It's all well and good to
 > describe "A" as sounding like the "A" in "father", but
 > for a non-English speaker, that doesn't help.

You could link to the page of that Norwegian uni (I always
forget the address, but you certainly know which one) that
explains all those IPA letters with sound files. Linking to
the sound files themselves might be bandwidth theft. Or, you
could record your own sound files of course. Make them as
short as possible and as long as necessary and use only
22kHz, not 44kHz and compress the mp3's to 64k mono or so,
your files should get quite small then.


Keywords: IPA

Asu, asu, Eng asu nuderan sirutayang nay bahisreng. Asu,
asu, Cong sagalea aiparonoy tyánena. Asu, asu, Ling caronea
aiternu nongonena Aíndi. Asu, asu, Nay tadoy sa·sahu.