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Re: Case

From:Irina Rempt-Drijfhout <ira@...>
Date:Monday, July 19, 1999, 18:29
On Sun, 18 Jul 1999, Nik Taylor wrote:

> Are [j] and [i] allophones in Romanian? Even if so, I still think that > _copiii_ is a weird looking word, it makes me think it should be a > *really* long /i::/ :-)
"i" between vowels, or following a vowel at the end of a word (as in _copii_ "children") becomes a semivowel. It doesn't matter whether the full vowel preceding or following it is another /i/ or not. Irina Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself) (English) (Nederlands)