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Re: Describing diphthongs

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Sunday, August 8, 2004, 13:39
william drewery wrote:
> --- Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote: > > >>John Cowan wrote: >> >>>Garth Wallace scripsit: >>> >>> >>> >>>>I think where vowels are concerned, "labialized" >> >>is synonymous with >> >>>>"rounded". >>> >>> >>>Actually not. German rounded vowels are really >> >>labialized rather than >> >>>rounded (the lips are open in the center but not >> >>at the corners); >> >>>Swedish vowels are in fact rounded (the lips >> >>protrude). >> >>>I think. >> >>Swedish in fact has *both* kinds: back vowels are >>normally labialized >>while front rounded vowels are protruded. The catch >>is the sound >>which I transcribe [8\] or [2_w] in ASCII: it is a >>fron vowel but >>labialized rather than rounded, so that the >>lip-gesture forms a minimal >>distinction between [8\] and [2]
> > This may be a bit off topic, but how does one > pronounce bilabial glides before a rounded vowel? > I.e., how should one pronounce a syllable like "kwy" > (X-Sampa)? > Travis
There is no /w/ in Swedish. Fricatives and liquids before rounded vowels get rounded.
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