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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
University 1978.
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: > < > p=37402&highlight=vowel+space#37402<>> > > 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 > 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- > linguistically. > > 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- > consuming. >