Thank you very much to everybody!! They are very helpful and interesting ideas and I think it can be very useful the mapping from many points of views. DAVID. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Adam Walker" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 3:05 AM Subject: Re: Phoneme mapping from one language to another > On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 3:09 PM, Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 12:44 PM, Adam Walker <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> > What you need to look for is a dialect/accent manual for actors. I >> > have >> > seen these before, and may even own one. (Too many books to remember >> them >> > all.) They give correspondances (though not likely to be in IPA) you >> > are >> > looking for. They are meant give actors guidance for faking various >> accents >> > on stage. I think this should at least be a helpful place to start. >> > >> > Adam >> >> Funny you should mention that. When I was in high school taking German >> my teacher (a native German speaker) told me my German pronunciation >> was good enough to be mistaken for a native German. My trick was I >> found one of those books in the library and learned to speak English >> with a German accent. Then when I spoke German, I also spoke it with >> the same German accent, and it came out right. Everyone else in class >> was speaking German with an English accent because they spoke English >> with an English accent. >> >> --gary >> > > LOL. That is quite funny. Imagine the novelty of speaking Greman with a > German accent! > > Adam > > -- > Vote for TIM URBAN as the next American Idol!