A Tribute to and a Challenge for Linguists
I am indebted to Cathy K. at Wycliffe Bible Translators, the staff at four weeks of linguistics workshops, and the American Society of Linguists (ASL) annual meeting I attended in 2012 (TOTAL it Up and the ASL meeting in January, COLANG 2012 in June, and Computational Linguistics in September). Each time I've spoken of my goals for Sound Messages and demonstrated them to linguists, companies large & small, and individuals I've received instant applause and interest for more. Thank you, for your encouragement. It is very energizing for me.
I love to learn all I can about Linguistics. I would earn a doctorate if my resources and time were greater.
I have in mind, a fun way for linguists to practice their IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) skills; and for me to learn more about the IPA. I've created audio files with progressively harder mouth, throat, & phonetic sounds. My challenge to linguists from students to well-learned academics and professionals is to write down the phonetic sounds of the non-words and the words.
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