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(Phonemics) was Re: E and e (was: A break in the evils of English (or, Sturnan is beautiful))

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Thursday, May 2, 2002, 21:09
Jeff Jones wrote:
>Well, you'd know better than I. But my understanding comes mainly from >_Phonemics: A Technique For Reducing Languages To Writing_ by Kenneth L. >Pike (1947). >
No problem with that book; it's a very useful introduction both to phonemics as well as "reducing languages to writing". Which indeed was one of Pike's major concerns, given his close association (founder?) of the SIL, whose main purpose-- aside from learning and describing languages (and they did pioneering work in many areas)-- was Bible translation.