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Re: Phonological terminology question

From:Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work <daniel.andreasson@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 18, 2003, 14:24
Fredrik Ekman wrote:

> If I understand your description correctly, this exists in most northern > Swedish dialects (and in some other Swedish dialects as well). It is only > used for a single word, "jo" /ju/, which means "yes" although it is often > inserted into a conversation as a means of saying "I hear you, I am still > listening" very much as an English speaker might say "uh-huh" or "yeah."
We have it here in Stockholm as well, but probably not as common. And now that I think of it, the sound is actually just voiceless /ju/, but inhaled/ingressive. So IPA-wise it would be /Cu_0/ but ingressive. I can't find a symbol for that. And thinking even more, it's common around here to add a /p/ at the end. So you get "yup", but Swedishized, voiceless and ingressive. /Cu_0p/. :) Daniel Andreasson


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