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On Tue, 30 Apr 2019, 20:23 Aidan Aannestad, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Oh, so the idea is that it marks a place an epenthetic schwa would
> possibly be placed? (if I'm understanding right?)
>

Yes, coupled with the view that schwa (stressless schwa, not the vowels of
STRUT or NURSE) is always epenthetic.

--And.


> On 2019/04/30 14:21, And Rosta wrote:
> > On Mon, 29 Apr 2019, 21:09 BPJ, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >>> /mîr?rh/ (underlying form; ? means I have no idea how to transcribe an
> >>> underlying empty vowel slot)
> >> I can think of a few:
> >>
> >> - Apostrophe
> >> - Middle dot
> >> - ‹ə›
> >> - ‹V›
> >> - ‹v› (if it's free)
> >>
> >> Of these ‹ə› and ‹V› are what I use for an "undetermined" vowel which
> takes
> >> all its features except [+vowel] from vowel harmony (essentially a short
> >> copy of the nearest preceding long vowel). When citing actual words as
> >> opposed to affixes I just write the surface vowel though.
> >>
> > Fwiw, I use middle dot for English schwa, on the view that it is not an
> > underlyingly empty vowel slot but rather a nonslot -- a between-slots
> > position -- that is potentially the locus for anaptyxis. Alex told me
> that
> > he had independently come up with the same notation for a similar
> > phenomenon in one of his conlangs (an Akana one, iirc).
> >
> >
> > --And.
> >
> >>
>
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