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R: Re: umlaut reduction?

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Friday, March 30, 2001, 8:36
Andreas wrote:

> 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
> rhymed ... >
In Scwitzerdütsch those'd be something like [lytt@] and [bEjd@]. Luca