Re: Nasal vowels (was Re: French spelling scheme)
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 8, 2001, 5:14|
At 4:19 pm +0200 7/5/01, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>Well, I wanted to answer myself, but your reply is better than anything I
>have written Ray!
>One footnote: Though I'm only 25, I still use quite often the phoneme
>though it often has the allophone /E~/ in very fast speech. In fact, I use
>in the extent that I use it even when saying "hein?" (French grunt-like
>meaning "what?" and usually pronounced /E~/). I don't think I will ever
>of /9~/: I like that sound too much :) .
Glad to learn there's still at least one youngster using the sound :)
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]