Date: Mon, 21 Nov 1994 12:57:33 -0600
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: song lyrics
Yep. I think that's also the most mysterious thing about phonetics and
transcription. To wit: you can't transcribe it correctly unless you
already know what it means, ie, you can't HEAR it unless you know what
it means. But how do you know what it means except by hearing it?
This kind of thing has always worried me about transcribing. Face it --
our field is rife with potential for screwing up research.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)