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Re: OT: Foreign Language Books using IPA

From:Josh Brandt-Young <vionau@...>
Date:Thursday, September 12, 2002, 3:20
>> But my real question is this: Does anyone know of a textbook on learning a >> foreign language (any will do, really) that uses the IPA rather than >> pseudo-English?
Two that come immediately to mind are _Teach Yourself Catalan_ by Alan Yates, and _Grammar of Contemporary Bulgarian_ by Kjetil Rå Hauge. Both are, in my opinion, excellent resources. _Colloquial Albanian_ by Isa Zymberi does use IPA, but not entirely accurately. _Icelandic_ by Stefán Einarsson uses IPA (and boy do you need it with Icelandic), though I'm not sure how highly I'd recommend it...ah, yes, _Beginner's Lithuanian_ by Leonardas Dambriunas, though it doesn't have IPA per se, does have very complete descriptions using accurate phonetic terminology. William Radice's _Teach Yourself Bengali_ transcriptions come close enough to IPA that it probably belongs in this list as well. There may be a few more in my collection that I've missed--my bookshelf is in complete disarray at the moment--but I hope that's helpful. :) -Josh ---------- Josh Brandt-Young <vionau@...> "After the tempest I behold, once more, the weasel." (Mispronunciation of Ancient Greek)


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