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phonemes (was: 'noun' and 'adjective')

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Saturday, March 4, 2006, 22:15
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Quoting "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>: > > > >>Also, the idea that there are phoneticians who dispute the very >>existence of phonemes blows my mind. :) > > > Our very own And Rosta is one of them, unless he's changed opinion without > telling me.
Well, they don't exist, do they? As I understand it, they are strictly language-dependent abstractions. While the phoneme theory is quite useful in describing the way sounds are related in an individual language they by no means IMO tell the whole story. -- Ray ================================== ================================== MAKE POVERTY HISTORY


John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>