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Mark J. Reed skrev:
> YASPT? :)
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Benct Philip Jonsson<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I have centering diphthongization
>> of long vowels too, but only in closed syllables.
>> My pronunciations of _vit_ and _vita_, singular
>> and plural of 'white', differ quite strikingly:
>> [vi@:t] vs. ['vz=:ta];
> 
> Wait, what?  Long /i:/ comes out as syllabic [z]?   That's an
> interesting sound shift..

You can only raise a high vowel so much without its
becoming fricative.  All long high vowels have
fricative allophones for me: /i:/ [z\=:] or [z=:],
/y:/ [z\_O=:] or [z_O=:], /8\:/ [B_o=:], /u:/ [B_o_O=:].
The friction isn't as pronounced in the two labial sounds,
but it's strong enough to be felt.

/BP