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I've seen capital letters used to indicate underspecified vowels - so if 
you have an affix -ak/-ok, you might document it as -Ak, where <A> means 
'a nonhigh back vowel unspecified for roundness'.


On 2018/10/17 8:45, A Walker Scott wrote:
> How do you go about documenting affixes in your language if you have
> stem-controlled vowel harmony in your language?
>
> In Gravgaln, I have some affixes that have to match the stem/root for
> rounding only. In other words, the affix vowel is specified for hight and
> backness, only taking its rounding setting from the stem. Other affixes
> seem to have a null vowel, and simply copy the nearest vowel from the stem,
> in all its settings.
>
> How would you enter such beasties in your dictionary?
>
>