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On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 20:48:01 -0600, "Nik Taylor" <[log in to unmask]>
said:
> Alexandre Lang wrote:
> > Is it phonetically legal to have [aa]? i always thought it wasn't
> > possible to have 2 vowels together in a row...
>
> It certainly is possible.  Japanese has quite a few vowel sequences,
> including distinctions between forms like /aa/ and /a:/, altho that is
> not distinguished in kana.  There does, however, seem to be a slight
> glottal constriction between identical vowels.

wouldn't it become [a?a] then?
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  Alexandre Lang
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