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so brian, I guess I misunderstood you then. I thought you were
atempting to discourage me from studieing phonetics, or
linguistics entirely because of the element of transcription.
On 11/28/2018 4:15 PM, Brian Vogel
On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 10:49 AM, Cohn, Jonathan wrote:
Sofar as I can tell nobody who has commented on the
thread since, has looked at this paper.
I did, when it was mentioned by someone else on the JAWS group, in
a topic to which I gave the direct link.
There is a difference between possible to create a way for a
screen reader to do a character by character IPA reading, and same
being practical for extensive use. Just because something can be
done, and indeed it seems has been done, doesn't make it good
advice to say, "Hey, this is a reasonable area to try to delve
into with circumstances being what they are."
I would not discourage anyone who's blind from the study of
phonetics, which is entirely possible without ever doing a single
character of phonetic transcription (which is a poor substitute
for actual recordings). I would strongly discourage trying to
delve into phonetic transcription, or the reading of same, due to
the constraints I've mentioned previously. Practicality does, and
should, play a role.
The study of linguistics requires a knowledge of phonetics and
phonetic theories. It really doesn't require the ability to do
phonetic transcription, nor even to read it well, as many ditch it
after an introductory course if their chosen area really doesn't
But, at this point, we've really strayed from even tangential
relationship to NVDA in any meaningful sense.
Brian - Windows 10
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