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On Sat, 19 Jul 2003, Andreas Johansson wrote:

> Quoting Tristan McLeay <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > In Swedish, would it make se nse to say that syllable breaks were phonemic
> > and length of neither consonants nor vowels was? So a (hypothetical) word
> > like fori would be /fu.ri/ and forri would be /fur.i/? I'm probably
> > showing my  ignorance on the matter here though :) And the fact that I
> > don't know Swedish :)
>
> You'd get into trouble analyzing pairs like _dam_ [dA:m] "lady" and _damm_
> [dam:] "dust; dam".

I knew there was going to be some problem, otherwise someone else would've
thought about it.

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