Created: 25 January 1999
Modified: 20 January 2006
Note: IPA and some other symbols on this page are displayed as small
Suggested transcription conventions
These keyboarding conventions have been developed by Barry Alpher
in studying the Athima notes.
||printed lc "r"
||script lc "r",
||small uc "u"
||. single raised postcript dot
||subscripted (dental) "t"
||subscripted (dental) "d"
||"d" with a line through the loop
||nggj, as in Athima wuinggjinba ‘red
Laves' notes on transcription
In his first notebook (August 1929), Laves has 9 pages of notes
92 to 100 in AIATSIS MS 2188) which Laves apparently made at Sydney
Phonetic transcription and transliteration : proposals of the
conference, April 1925.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1926.
His notes include notations for vowel length, stress, tone ("not .
like Sapir"), syllabic & non-syllabic, voice & voiceless,
labialization, various series of consonants
Laves' notes on orthography
Laves stayed 6-8 March 1931 at the Grosvenor Hotel, Adelaide, on his
by train from Perth to Sydney
[information from Prof. I McBryde from Laves' receipts].
In Adelaide Laves consulted the Reuther mss.and made brief notes
Phonetics are not too
Laves made a further note after meeting Norman B
although the distinction
I object to ( r = r
( rr = ?
Phonetic discussion with
& Mr. Tyndale
Prof. is classically trained
& also interested in Provence
phonetics. Pretty bad
dj as in judge
_ † !
needs wholesale remodelling.
Leaving a copy of my
phonetic schema with
them and have discussed
phonetics at length with
Tyndale. Curious how
G.L. should speak so
ein wenig zu fest aufgetreten*
but no use in wasting
time on endless arguments
à la standard gauge.
? a lower-case script r; these pair
of r's are in Tindale's chart
Laves notebook 2.27
"25 February 1931 - / Albany / Adelaide / Sydney"
? this has to be Prof. JA Fitz-Herbert,
Professor of Classics 1928-1957 at University
† a tailed-z, as in azure
* perhaps came on too strong
provided by LA Hercus]
Cf. NB Tindale note on Laves