Saturday 3 March 2012

Bell and vowels

Sidney Wood has published some interesting thoughts on A M Bell and his vowel articulation model. It would be worthwhile to do a study on the historical development of articulation-based vowel models from the earliest orthoepists to the Cardinal Vowel zenith. If such a history has already been written, let me know.


  1. @Kraut:"If such a history has already been written"
    Coming shortly. I've traced vowel models from Panini to the 19th century, and found just one model that I called throat-tongue-lip. It's in the queue for scanning.

  2. Excellent! Smashing! Can't wait to read it!