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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 >>are >>pronounced with more muscular tension than lenis once, and therefore >>sounds >>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. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: smart spam protection and 2 months FREE*