Friday, July 17, 2009

on how to categorize african click-sounds. IPA

"We wanted to classify clicks in the same way we classify other consonants," said Miller, who was a visiting faculty member at the University of British Columbia during the 2008-2009 academic year. "We think we've been pretty successful in doing that."

N|uu is severely endangered with fewer than 10 remaining speakers, all of whom are more than 60 years of age. Linguists are working diligently to document the unique aspects of this language before it disappears.

D: see the related article list.
Science Daily is excellent for related articles.
I can spend hours just clicking related links - and have.


D: here is opera translations in IPA.
This demonstrates how precise a phoneme system can be.

D: a sample.

Now if I can just finish HIOXian, LOL!
Darn prepaid credit card still won't work after 2 months of hassle.
(For the font editor software textbook.)
I should have just bought a prepaid from 7/11.
BMO is driving me NUTS.

As of 2008, there are 107 distinct letters, 52 diacritics, and four prosody marks in the IPA proper.

D: So about 150 'letters'.
HIOXian should manage that, but much more methodically.
And more clearly on a computer monitor, or for scanning and copying.

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