[Ads-l] Dictionary transcription (was RE: A book for (some of) us)

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 7 15:04:29 EST 2021


The Wikipedia page on "pronunciation respelling for English" has a
comprehensive listing of phonetic spelling systems used by dictionaries and
other references.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pronunciation_respelling_for_English

The <Vh> notation isn't common among dictionaries, but it often gets used
in variationist sociolinguistics, following William Labov. Josef Fruehwald
has a post on the development of the Labovian system on his blog:

http://val-systems.blogspot.com/2018/07/why-does-labov-have-such-weird.html

--bgz


On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 8:31 AM Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu>
wrote:

> Can someone point me towards resources on the history of
> American dictionary-style transcription systems.
> This seems to be a rather difficult subject to investigate.
> In particular, I'm interested in 'V+h' notations.
>
> Geoff
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> An addition to the not particularly crowded bookshelf of novels about
> lexicographers.  Looks like fun, and there's a shout-out to Jesse in the
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