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Re: more English orthography

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 17, 2000, 23:26
"Carlos Eugenio Thompson (EDC)" wrote:
> And h`òw dó yú base yúr claims ðat [@] is an allofone and not a > neutralisat`,n ov [V] (or ov eny oð,r vòw,l)? I mên, I cood ålso claim ðat > [@] and [E] ár in complimentary distribût`,n and fonètically sìmilar > (unrounded lax medium vòw,ls).
But [V] and [@] are virtually identical, at least in my idiolect (the standard disclaimer, it seems). Both are mid-central vowels, with [V] only being very very slightly higher than [@] (and even that, I suspect, may be an artifact of artificially producing them). [E] and [@] are quite distant from each other. -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson "Glassín wafilái pigasyúv táv pifyániivav nadusakyáavav sussyáiyatantu wawailáv ku suslawayástantu ku usfunufilpyasváditanva wafpatilikániv wafluwáiv suttakíi wakinakatáli tiDikáufli!" - nLáf mÁldu nÍmasun ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor