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so Brian, you are one of the few people who know what I got
myself into then. I think I can write the morphology assignment
with no phonetics. Moreover, as I will do my thesis on pragmatics,
I will not use more phonetics for the rest of my master. But I
want to eventually learn the alphabet, as I want to do a doctorate
On 11/27/2018 1:44 AM, Brian Vogel
On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 02:16 PM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
So the concept is then, trying to put sounds into a
writable form for a person who cannot see it in the first place.
This sounds a bit like some kind comedy sketch from an old goon
I also don't know how to explain that we who see and are examining
material in the IPA are not trying to read it, but are really
using it to "sound it out."
As you're also a Brian, you know what our shared name sounds
like. It would be written in IPA so that linguists, or non-native
speakers of a given language, can sound out how we pronounce it.
No one ever reads it character by character using the actual IPA
character name, but using the sound (AKA phoneme) that the
The list that John Isige presented is not comprehensive, either
(and, John, that's not a swipe at you, it's just an observation).
A number of the common vowel digraphs of English are missing.
All of this takes me back to when I was studying speech and
language pathology for my master's and put together a
child-language checksheet for order of acquisition of various
English phonemes, morphological markers, as well as interactional
skills/communicative intents (among other things).
Brian - Windows 10
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