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CONLANG  March 2006, Week 4

CONLANG March 2006, Week 4

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Re: Furrin phones in my own lect! (YAGPT warning!)

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Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 28 Mar 2006 13:55:46 +0200

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On 3/28/06, Henrik Theiling <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> > For example, "Telefon" is (for me) ['te:l@fo:n] but "telefonisch" is
> > [tel@'fo:nIS]; the [e:] turned into [e]. I'd say they're the same
> > phoneme, though. (Again, though, the short allophone is, I think,
> > restricted to borrowings.)
>
> Exactly.  I've seen half-long diacritics for these unstressed long
> vowels that are reduced to (almost) short duration.

*nods* I've seen that, too.

> I mainly use /e/ becaues there are other mid-close vowels with
> short-long pairs, but only one mid-open long vowel /E:/.  Therefore,
> for symmetry, I use:
>
>    /o:/ vs. /o/
>    /2:/ vs. /2/
>
> And also:
>    /e:/ vs. /e/

Makes sense. Not the convention I use, but for a phonemical analysis,
it seems fine to me.

Cheers,
--
Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>

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