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Hi, we're a group of university students learning about Language, Technology and the Internet, and have been assigned the task of creating or improving a Wikipedia article. We really like this topic and will be working on it over the next few weeks. A key addition we plan to make to the page will be on the revitalization of Silbo Gomero. Cheers! Ngsnng YLC007 JerroldOng
Who wrote this page? Can the author leave a note at my user page thefamouseccles? I've always wanted to know something about the Silbo, but I can't find anything in the literature. Thanks! thefamouseccles
Can you provide a written transcription of this language? Scott Gall 01:48, 2005 May 8 (UTC)
- I really believe that the "transcription" of Silbo is just written Spanish. Try listening to this: http://www.uwnews.org/relatedcontent/2005/January/rc_parentID7171_thisID7264.wav
- It's Silbo for "Domingo is sick". Now, in Spanish this phrase would be "Domingo estás enfermo". With a little imagination, you can hear the phonemes of that phrase being whistled instead of spoken! Devil Master 21:03, 15 Jul 2005 (MET)
- Actually is "Domingo ESTÁ enfermo". Or "OIO EÁ EEO" ;-) --Pinzo 01:19, 13 August 2005 (UTC)
'Word of Mouth' - Michael Rosen - BBC Radio 4
BBC news article
Sylbo - Alternate Spelling?
Article needs simplification, better definitions, etc
This is a very good start on a fascinating and not well-documented subject, but I felt as a general reader frustrated trying to understand some concepts because clearly some sort of academic "jargon" is being employed. Like, what is a "basement" in this context, what does "a/" mean vs "/a", what does a term like "+voice" mean?
Obviously it's very hard to express these things and no one can expect that every single word is defined for them. But I think that there are some pretty clear instances where adding some sort of definition or link to a reference would be extremely helpful.
An encyclopedia of this kind is not intended to be "scholarly" but to bring understanding to people of a general level of knowledge and understanding. I would genuinely like to understand this better, but it would take a lot of subsidiary research into the terms just to really "get" it.
"So, smart guy--go for it, fix it yourself!" is a possible response to my comment. I'm just posting this in the hope that someone will already know enough to make it more understandable to the general reader.
My students revised this page for a course (HG2052: Language, Technology and the Internet) and I am adding a couple of comments as part of the final review. Francis Bond (talk) 06:01, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
- The page reads well and has a balanced discussion.
- The linguistic discussion is more accessible but still uses a lot of specialized vocab.
- The references are not all linked (e.g. (Busnel and Classe: v).)
- Different page references to the same page could be merged: Help:References_and_page_numbers
- The page is broad, neutral, stable, and illustrated. I think it is close to GA.
"whistles are limited to 1200 Hz to 2400 Hz"
Does it mean a frequency range from 1200 Hz to 2400 Hz? If so, then the sentence should be corrected. But one octave is much too less. I can easily reach 2 octaves although I am no professional whistler. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 03:02, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
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