Re: another newbie
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 25, 2002, 1:47|
En réponse à David Barrow <davidab@...>:
> I went to your website. When I clicked on the languages it said under
Only for two of them. Reman, Moten and Azak *are* up in this webpage :) .
> Sure you are not confusing British and American pronunciations. I hear
> between English /Q/ and Spanish /o/ and I speak both languages quite
Of course, since both are back and rounded. It doesn't change that there is as
much distance between [o] and [O] as between [O] and [Q]. Also, if you take the
actual pronunciation of the IPA symbols, then I'm definitely right. [Q] *is*
the symbol for a low back rounded vowel (a rounded back /a/ then). If the
notation was phonemic only, then we cannot know what the ones using it meant.
> have lived here in Peru since I was 5 You say your dialect no longer
> has the
> distinction /a/ and /A/ which is the American pronunciation
I'm French. I was talking about the fact that most French dialects lost /A/
which was replaced everywhere by /a/.
> And merged to which of the two? or did a new vowel emerge?
No, [a] stayed and [A] completely disappeared and was replaced by [a].
> but southern English red and American raid are not homophones surely
No, but the difference IMHO is mainly a difference of vowel length, not of
actual value of the vowel.
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