Re: Phonemic volume
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 26, 2002, 9:11|
Ian Maxwell wrote:
>Andreas Johansson wrote:
>>You seem to be speaking of a lenis vs fortis distinction. Fortis sounds
>>pronounced with more muscular tension than lenis once, and therefore
>>stronger and "tenser".
>No, I'm not speaking of a lenis-vs-fortis tenseness distinction, I'm
>speaking of a piano-vs-forte volume distinction. That's why I said "a
>piano-vs-forte phonemic distinction". (Piano and forte being the
>generally accepted Fancy Words for soft and loud, respectively.)
Well, then I'm afraid I can't help you there.
But of course, if you need additional phonemic distinctions, you could have
phonemic fortis-lenis distinctions _in addition_ to your soft-loud system.
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