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Re: Changes to W. phonology

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Saturday, April 24, 1999, 13:32
Nik Taylor wrote:
> I = [e] in closed syllables > [i] in open > U = [o] in closed syllables > [u] in open > A = [a] after dental and alveolar sounds, or after i > [A] after velar and labiovelar sounds, or after u > [6] after palatal and bilabial sounds, or when word-initial > Ai = [aj] > Au = [Au]
I forgot to mention, two identical vowels in a row automatically have a glottal stop added, thus tii = /tSi?i/, kiis = /Ci?is/ = [Ci?es] -- "It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father was hanged." - Irish proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-name: NikTailor