Hopefully I have the X-SAMPA all right... (Thanx Christophe :)


p  b   t  d    t' d'       k  g
    m      n                      N
    f  v    s  z   S  Z  s'  z'      h

                     l    l'


        voiced labial-velar approximant:

        alveolo-palatal fricatives:
            s\  z\

        extra-sibilant fricatives (depicted using CPA):
            ^s   ^z      ^s'    ^z'

        affricatives & combined sounds:
            dZ       tS
            d^s'     d^z'

            t'_h    d'_h    v_h


    Malay 6-vowel system (think: Spanish vowel system with _schwa_ added!).
My personal favourite (IMHO makes for a highly marked contrast to the
richness of the consonants listed above).

    i        u
     e      o

<<BTW what is the official Italian (i.e., Tuscan) vowel system _really_
like??? Is it a 5, 6 or what vowel system? I keep hearing "conflicting
    ALSO where on the web can I find other languages' phonologies?>>

AMUSING 20-VOWEL SYSTEM (based on personal field-notes developed from 'phone
conversations with a female friend who speaks "Hindilish"  - hehe, hope she
doesn't notice that I was not _really_ payin' attention to _her_ ;)
    Pretty much the same as "General Indian English" (GIE) - a 17-vowel
system (11 monophthongs, 6 diphthongs) - but with a nasalized,
Valley-Grrl-styled /a~/ and  monophthongs /A/and /I/ added:

    i    i: e:  E   {   a:  Q   o:  U   u:  @       .  .  . a~  A   I

    ai  oi  aU  I@  e@  U@

        Hanuman Zhang   =>   Xanumaan Dja:xng /'hanuma~n dZahN/
Sometimes the difference between noise and music is all in your head
    _NADA BRAHMA_= < from Sanskrit > "sound is god[head]"/"god[head] is sound"
anavriti shabdat => "Liberation by sound."
    OM ... Om Tat Sat... Tat Tvam Asi... OM