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Re: more English orthography

From:Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 16, 2000, 4:29
Marcus Smith wrote:

> I guess it's a matter of preference whether you want to consider schwa a > phoneme or not. I can't think of a way to get any other pronunciation for it > in "comma."
Usually the only way to prove that what appears as schwa on the surface is underlyingly some other sound is to show that it changes to something else when you add on a morpheme or two. Cf. telephone ['t_hEl@foun] vs. telephony [t_h@'lEf@ni]. =========================================== Tom Wier <artabanos@...> "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." ===========================================