LINGUIST List 14.1632

Tue Jun 10 2003

Qs: Blind IPA Fonts; Pre-linguistic Terms

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  1. adelaidehpsilva, query: IPA fonts for blinds
  2. Jeffrey Masson, Children's Words for breast-feeding in various languages

Message 1: query: IPA fonts for blinds

Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2003 15:28:03 -0300
From: adelaidehpsilva <adelaidehpsilvauol.com.br>
Subject: query: IPA fonts for blinds

Dear Linguist List subscribers,

does anyone know whether there are IPA fonts available for 
blind people? If they do exist, where can I get them? I need 
such a tool to teach phonetic transcription to some blind 
students attending an introductory course of Phonetics.

Thanks in advance,

Adelaide Silva
Linguistics Department
Universidade Federal do Paran´┐Ż
Brasil

 
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Message 2: Children's Words for breast-feeding in various languages

Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 06:12:26 +1200
From: Jeffrey Masson <jeffreymassonparadise.net.nz>
Subject: Children's Words for breast-feeding in various languages

Hi, I am a former professor of Sanskrit, now an author (Assault on
Truth; When Elephants Weep, etc.) and am trying to compile a list of
words that pre-linguistic babies use to ask their mothers to
breastfeed. Three of my children had pet names: neems, meems and
mamaya. I wonder whether other languages have completely different
types of words, or whether they all imitate the sounds of
breastfeeding, or words for mama. I would be grateful for any
examples and any thoughts. Thanks so much. Jeffrey Masson

Jeffrey Masson, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 25930, St. Heliers
Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: 6495752221
Fax: 6495752402
E-mail: jeffreymassonparadise.net.nz
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