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CONLANG  May 2004, Week 1

CONLANG May 2004, Week 1

Subject:

Re: the sound [a]

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Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 7 May 2004 22:23:58 +0200

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Quoting Trebor Jung <[log in to unmask]>:

> Andreas wrote:
>
> "Um, according to a Turkish girl I spoke with, Turkish have a /a/~/A/
> distinction, or rather had - it's, according to her description, in the
> later stages of collapse now. She's no linguist, but in the example words
> she used, there certainly were some with [a] and some with [A]."
>
> Is [A] represented by â? I saw it in a Turkish name once. And I remember
> that "Colloquial Turkish" discussed a couple Turkish vowels with
> circumflexes... What's the other one?
>
> Just curious, if [A] is not represented by â, what do â (and the other
> circumflexed vowel) represent?

If I remember her explanation the right way around, 'a' is [A] and '' is [a].

                                            Andreas

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