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
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?
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