R: Re: umlaut reduction?
|Date:||Friday, March 30, 2001, 8:36|
> Steg wrote:
> >Well, i've always been partial to the English and Yiddish style of
> >derounding them, so for instance, /y/ becomes /i/, and /ö/ becomes /e/.
> This is also found in some south German dialects. As for YHL concerns of
> simplifying the phonology, some of these dialects have also got rid of the
> voiced-unvoiced distinction for stops. Saw a poem where "Leute" and"beide"
> rhymed ...
In Scwitzerdütsch those'd be something like [lytt@] and [bEjd@].