Monday, September 15, 2014

Inventories of the speech sounds of 1, 627 languages now online!

It now features 1, 627 languages! And it's freely available online with a user-friendly interface!
A phonetic inventory is a description of the speech sounds in a language that are meaningful, i.e. if one changes on into the other it makes a change in meaning. [l] (<low>) and [ɻ] (<row>) are for example  both phonemes of English, but not in Korean or Mandarin.

We're gonna tell you lots more about it under the tag FreeOnlineLinguisticsDatabases,
but for now just enjoy that there's a new version up with lots more languages and other handy changes to the site! 
Hurrah!


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