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bn wrote:
> >
> > Rather than just German and Dutch, you can throw in
> > the entire Germanic
> > branch - those that don't have 'em, like English and
> > Icelandic, used to.
> >
>
>do icelandic || (o with dots) and |au| not contain
>front roundeds ? i know |y| and |y'| have converged
>with |i| and |i'|, but these other two remain, don't
>they

According to Nationalencyklopedin (a Swedish encyclopaedia), || has
derounded to [e]. Can't seem to find anything on the pronunciation of |au|.

                                                  Andreas

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