|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.
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.