At 09:24 -0400 2004-05-10, John Cowan wrote:

>From what I understand, linguists do not deal in phonemes any more,
>except in the restricted sense in which physicists deal in Newtonian
>physics: a useful approximation of pedagogical value that is known to
>be inadequate to explain the phenomena.

I may be badly jetlagged, but no one told *me* that phoneme theory
had been discarded.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * *