|From:||Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 27, 2008, 22:39|
I am trying to get a "picture" of "vowel space" in terms of distance
The idea is that any particular vowel-phoneme's allophones probably fill the
same "volume" as any other's, in the same language; and the "central" phones
of each phoneme must be a minimum distance from the central phones of any
other phoneme, in that language. Given a certain set of vowel-phonemes, the
central phones will probably "migrate" to make that volume, and that minimum
distance, as great as possible.
But I hypothesize that the "distance" between any two set phones, and
the "volume" filled by any given set of phones, will be roughly the same cross-
Does anyone know whether this has been mapped out already by anyone? And
where I can go to see it, if so?
I can use UPSID data to come up with my own approximation, but it's time-