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Re: IPA soundfiles (was: Phonetics vs. Phonemics)

From:Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>
Date:Monday, February 27, 2006, 12:39
On Sun, 26 Feb 2006, John Vertical wrote:
> > >I could really do with a GOOD > >website offering exact pronunciations of all vowels > >recognised in the IPA in a number of different contexts. > >Is there anything like that available anywhere? > > This is the best soundfile site out there IMO: > > (But even it still offers vowels only in isolation.)
Thanks, John! That is really rather good! The page is nicely laid out and easy to use. A very commendable effort indeed from Jonathan Dowse. Can anyone vouch for the accuracy of the sounds? I noticed that a couple of the consonants - one epiglottal, and one click, from memory - had sounds remarkably like a /b/, despite their POA being far from labial. Also, the "e" vowel seems more lax than I would have expected. Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.375 / Virus Database: 268.1.0/269 - Release Date: 24/2/06