IPA Handbook recordings. The recordings (WAV files) contained in this site are the words and text that appear in the illustrations in Part 2 of The Handbook of the International Phonetic Association, and which demonstrate the application of the International Phonetic Alphabet to a wide variety of sound systems of languages of the world.
Peter Ladefoged pronounces the sounds corresponding to IPA symbols. Click on a symbol on the IPA chart and hear the sound.
Color saturations Various saturations, with hex codes, of primary and complementary colors.
Lynda's browser-safe colors The Browser-Safe Palette only contains 216 colors out of a possible 256.
That is because the remaining 40 colors vary on Macs and PCs. By eliminating the 40 variable colors, this palette is optimized for cross-platform use.
Cambridge International Dictionary of English
This may be the only available source for American pronunciations using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
It's apparently a relatively elementary student's dictionary; don't look in it for "paronomasia", "syllepsis", "zeugma", or "allophone".
The Century Dictionary
"An encyclopedic dictionary of English considered by many to be the finest ever produced in the US." - Oxford Companion to the English Language
dictionary.com This source provides definitions from a number of different dictionaries.
In particular, it apparently accesses the complete contents of The American Heritage Dictionary Third Edition,
including the discussions of Indo European roots that may be unique to that dictionary. You can go directly to the dictionary lookup,
as illustrated by the following example, which will find definitions for 'enclitic': http://www.dictionary.com/cgi-bin/dict.pl?term=enclitic
The sci.lang FAQ What is sci.lang for?
Discussion of the scientific or historical study of human language(s). Note the "sci." prefix. The main concern here is with facts and theories accounting for them.
Unmoderated linguistics list
An unmoderated mailing list for discussing all aspects of linguistics. So if you want to talk about language acquisition, philosophise about the nature of linguistics or just get your own
particular pet peeve about language off your chest, this is the place.
The Word Wizard
If you're fascinated by anything to do with words, then join our club, use our (FREE) services and have fun with other like-minded people.
Britannica 1 August 2001: Britannica is no longer free online. The URL that formerly provided the free access now offers a paid subscription.
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
Since 1982 the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a whimsical
literary competition that challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.
Clichés The Book of Clichés
A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia, by Jeff Miller
The Eggcorn Database An eggcorn is an unusual spelling of a particular kind, such as free reign (instead of free rein) or hone in on (instead of home in on).
Generate random sentences: The web economy bullshit generator,
the automatic press release generator, and the
Pronunciation tips Have fun with quizzes on the use of the SAMPA ASCII IPA alphabet.
In this game you'll be presented with 10 randomly selected word origin or word definition puzzles to solve; in each case the word
or phrase is highlighted in bold, and a number of possible explanations for its origin will be presented.
Bushisms a collection of Bush garblings with citations of when and where they occured at
Dave's ESL Cafe for people learning or teaching English as a second language. Various courses for pay.
ELT Web, English Language Teaching, a variety of resources.
Irregular English Verbs, Lists and tools for learning.
Up-to-date and very extensive language help from Ruth Vilmi
Teachingfish.com "A full-service ESL web site which offers
free teaching resources, an online English grammar, web boards, a job finder service, ESL games and
activities, teaching tips and articles on ESL teaching."
Webopedia A Glossary of Computer Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms
Measurement units Russ Rowlett's discussions and definitions of measurement units
National Institute of Standards and Technology General Tables of Units of Measurement.
Appendix C of NIST Handbook 44: Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices.
Phonological Atlas of North America
The Phonological Atlas of North America is created by the Telsur Project at the Linguistics Laboratory at the University of
Pennsylvania. Telsur is a telephone survey of the major urbanized areas of the U.S. and Canada, supported by the National Science
Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Plain English Campaign
Plain English Campaign is an independent UK-based organisation which fights to promote the use of plain English and to stamp out
all forms of gobbledygook - legalese, small print and bureaucratic language. The Campaign is funded by its professional services.
These include editing, writing, design and training in plain English for many of the UK's largest companies, as well as
government departments and local authorities.
Eric's Treasure Trove quick answers to math questions, especially ones of definition and history.
I found here detailed step-by-step instructions for solving a polynomial equation using Horner's Method. Now (010703)
all I find is a notice to the effect that the site has been discontinued because of a copyright lawsuit.
Internet FAQ Consortium
Select 'FAQ Authors' in the left-hand frame for help on writing a FAQ and getting it installed at news.answers. Select 'Search
FAQs' in the left-hand frame to search the contents of thousands of FAQs for any string.
Web Gallery of Art
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic,
Renaissance and Baroque periods (1150-1750), currently con over 6,000 reproductions.
White House web site - Full texts of speeches and radio addresses.
xrefer, "the web's reference engine".
July 2003: xrefer is no longer free. The URL now offers a paid subscription.
Anagram Genius Give it a string and your e-mail address; it e-mails an anagram of the string to you.
Ask a Linguist
Ask-A-Linguist is a service provided by The LINGUIST List, an Internet network for professional linguists. Although the list
itself is restricted to messages relating to linguistic research, many LINGUIST List members are interested in language-related
questions of all kinds; and a number of these have volunteered to staff this page. Ask-A-Linguist is designed to be a place where
anyone interested in language or linguistics can ask a question and get the response of a panel of professional linguists.
Pronunciation tips Practice using the SAMPA ASCII IPA alphabet.
SAMPA (Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet) computer readable phonetic alphabet.
'It was originally developed under the ESPRIT project 1541, SAM (Speech Assessment Methods) in 1987-89 by an international group of phoneticians, [...]'
Welcome to the Phrontistery! I'm Forthright, your host as you search this site, which is academic in appearance and focus but
which, I think, has lots of stuff for anyone generally interested in historical and linguistic topics, English language words and
word-lists, etymology, prehistory, or social issues in general.
This page was adapted by Bob Cunningham from the Language Resources list in Markus Laker's AUE Resources package. Bob writes:
"I've partitioned the list into categories. Within each category all links have been alphabetized, with leading 'a's and
'the's being ignored. Some language-related links have been left uncategorized, either because they
seemed too difficult to categorize or because I haven't yet made a determined effort to categorize them. Some links that Markus
described as having 'nothing to do with language' have been left as a group."