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From: "Don Osborn" <dzo@xxxxxx>
To: qalam @ yahoogroups . com
Subject: Fwd: Braille and Phonetics
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 07:26:22 -0000

Thanks Suzanne and Jonathan for the informative and interesting replies. By chance there is an RFI on Linguist list that perhaps some may be able to reply to.

It leads to another question as to how well braille now supports languages written with extended Latin scripts (those for which the extended characters used to represent sounds not represented by the standard Western alphabet are in the IPA and other extended Latin ranges)...


Date: 17-Feb-2005
From: Sarah Gray <hca02sg@xxxxxx>
Subject: Braille and Phonetics
Dear Linguists,

I am studying B.Sc Human Communication Sciences at Sheffield University, and am totally blind. I would like to develop my career in phonetic analysis of typical and impaired speech. The Braille system which I currently use allows me to transcribe most of the IPA, but does not provide me with Ext.IPA or VOQs symbols. I aim to develop my current system further to include these, but would first be interested to make contact with other Braille IPA users and to discover their transcription methods. I ultimately hope to create a system which is as standardised as the written one, and feel that anyone wishing to use it should be involved.

If you or anyone you know can help, please let me know.

Many thanks.

Sarah Gray.
hca02sg @ sheffield . ac . uk

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