Re: Vowel Space
|From:||Matthew Turnbull <ave.jor@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 1:29|
I think that
Typology and Universals of Vowel Systems, John crothers
p.94-152 Universals of Human Language - Volume 2 phonology, Standford
may very well have some useful information for you if you can find it, I
know I found it in a universty library, so I guess that any library in a
university that has linguistics classes would most likely have the book
(it's part of a four book series)
On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 5:39 PM, Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>wrote:
> See also:
> < http://conlanger.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?
> I am trying to get a "picture" of "vowel space" in terms of distance
> and "volume".
> The idea is that any particular vowel-phoneme's allophones probably fill
> same "volume" as any other's, in the same language; and the "central"
> 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
> 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
> 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-