Date: Mon, 21 Nov 1994 12:57:33 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor 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]