Prof. Simon M. Tating, 63, of Farborough, passed away 19th November 2012 attempting to learn the pronunciation of certain Bantu words involving various voiceless implosive phonemes.
Professor Tating was born in South Africa, 12th January 1949. He moved to England early in his youth with his parents where he later attended the University of London and received his PhD in Rare African Phonemic Contrastual Studies in 1978.
Until his death he occupied the chair of Experimental Meta-
Professor Tating leaves a loving wife and six children and grandchildren: Ukukǁʰoɓu, Aɡ̊ǀʱop’a, Oɓaz̤a, Uɬoŋǀʱat̠ʃʼa, K!omu, Raɦaɬe and Ob̥ʱaŋǀaɓuɓuk’a.
A public service followed by funeral arrangements will be held at 11am, 25th November 2012 at The Mother St. Mary’s Church, Farborough.