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Subject: Consistency-checking manual transcriptions
Question: For languages with no writing system or no very standardized
writing system, are there any tools that support consistency-
checking of manually created transcriptions? For example, I
was reading a text in a grammar for an endangered language,
and the writer had glossed and translated both uwE and iwE as
''2SG/you''; and I wasn't sure if that was intentional or a typo
(iwE was much more frequent in the text than uwE).

If not, how do linguists working with languages without
standardized orthographies achieve transcription consistency,
for approximately phonemic transcriptions?

Thanks.

From: Kristin Precoda
Date: 28-Aug-2012
Replies:
  1. Re: Consistency-checking manual transcriptions    Nancy J. Frishberg     (29-Aug-2012)
  2. Re: Consistency-checking manual transcriptions    James L Fidelholtz     (29-Aug-2012)
  3. Re: Consistency-checking manual transcriptions    Madalena Cruz-Ferreira     (29-Aug-2012)
  4. Re: Consistency-checking manual transcriptions    Herbert Frederic Stahlke     (29-Aug-2012)

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