at last! Now I know what the “Epiglottal plosive” ( ʡ ) sounds like!
Web link of note: IPA sound reference
Next time I want to include a voiced uvular fricative ( ʁ ) in my blog I can use this page as a reference.
Interesting: “Some useful precomposed characters that do not fit into the official IPA.”
What is ʚ I wonder?
Web link of note: Unicode chart for IPA
Great IPA site with sound samples. No voiced glottal plosives though, which is what I was looking for!
An interesting reference under the description for the “labiodental nasal” ( ɱ ):
There does exist an oral counterpart to this sound, but it is very rare and the IPA does not even include it in its tables. (And we won’t include it either.)
I wonder what that would be!
Web link of note: UNIL introduction to phonetics
I recently used Omniglot to identify a script I saw on a gravestone in Colma (it was Burmese).
Highlights include Sutton Sign Writing (a written form of signed languages) and the other Alternative writing systems, including a lot of science fiction scripts- Atlantean from the Disney movie, Hylian from the Legend of Zelda, and of course the Tolkien languages!
Web link of note: Omniglot
While not as educational as the Bush economics game, still pretty neat.
Web link of note: Globulos
This game has evreything… AT-ST, Halliburton, Voltron, and Hulk Hogan
Web link of note: Bushgame
It’s Maury Povich’s web site! Leave a comment you poor fools! He’ll make all your problems go away!
Web link of note: Maury Povich’s Web Site
sort of reminds me of Truck Dismount meets Lode Runner… it’s a (Macromedia) shockwave flash game where you have this little ninja that jumps around, collects gold, and avoids cute little killer robots.
Web link of note: Metanet – N
William Goldman, screenwriter for many many Hollywood movies (Princess Bride, Ghost And The Darkness) reminisces and gossips about the behind the scenes on the production of these movies.
Pretty good- I was shocked (shocked!) by the revelation that the “original” Princess Bride, the book he refers to in his novel, never existed! That bastard!
Something that is interesting is his description of how he got blacklisted from hollywood- and it isn’t the personality conflict you might expect. Basically he was attached to too many failed productions. Not failed as in “they lost money” but failed as in “they weren’t shot.” Crazy.
The second half of this book is the screenplays- read the amazon review of this book to get an idea of the intention of doing this. He printed screenplays in his earlier book as well.
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Web link of note: Cicadaville