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Pronunciation guides for non-linguists

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Sunday, December 11, 2005, 19:07
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.

What I'd like is a table with columns across the top
for various languages so that "A" might be described
in the "English" column as "fAther", and in the
"Deutsch" column as "vAter", and in the Espanol column
as "pAdre", and so on.

The sounds I need are shown in this table:

What I need is exemplar words for several other
languages. At the very least Spanish, French, and
German, but what other languages would be good to have
in such a table?



Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Fabian <fabian@...>
Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>