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Re: Con/natlang phonologies

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Sunday, March 7, 2004, 14:38
At 21:06 6.3.2004, Trebor Jung wrote:

>I recently imagined a project of collecting phoneme inventories of con and >natlangs, instead of the usual numbers. So could people please send me the >inventories of all the con/natlangs they know of (X-Sampa please)?
I suppose you could collect *phoneme inventories*, as Maddieson did(*): Author Maddieson, Ian Title Patterns of sounds / Ian Maddieson ; with a chapter contrib. by Sandra Ferrari Disner Publication Cambridge : Cambridge U.P., 1984 Material Information 422 s. : tab. Series Cambridge studies in speech science and communication, but collecting *phonologies* would be a more ambitious and uncertain project, as it would mean at least treatment of allophony, ligitimate sound sequences etc. (*) Is there any way you can partake of a paper book containing charts, tables and IPA symbols short of having someone else read it to you? I suppose we could get Maddieson's permission for a collaborative project of putting his data online, especially if it is for the benefit of the disabled! :) BTW can you read HTML tables? /BP 8^) -- B.Philip Jonsson (delete X) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Truth, Sir, is a cow which will give [skeptics] no more milk, and so they are gone to milk the bull." -- Sam. Johnson (no rel. ;)