En réponse à Luís Henrique <[log in to unmask]>: > > Anyway, time to post about Banin phonetics. I use a transcription system > that is perhaps better for people speaking Latin languages; their > alphabet > is different, of course, and does not include digraphs as below: > > Vowels: > > Banin trscrp English French > a a in viendra stressed > u in but un stressed, before n or m Well, in French <un> is a single nasal vowel /9~/, so it doesn't correspond to English u in but. What kind of sound are you trying to describe? > n n in un postvocalic n in <un> is not pronounced at all but the whole digraph <un> is used for the nasal vowel /9~/. Do you mean by this description that a postvocalic n always nasalises the previous vowel (as in European Portuguese IIRC)? > > p and b sound as pf and bv before u in some places. > Nice allophones! > c and g sound as French /cr/ and /gr/ before a in some places. > Those ones are quite strange. Is there a reason why in some dialects c and g sound like /cr/ and /gr/? > > As you will probably guess, it looks very much like Portuguese... must > be > some kind of sinchronicity, :-) > :) Indeed, I believe you :) . It's a little like the synchonicity that makes Narbonósc orthography look between French and Portuguese :) . Christophe.