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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 >could >have written Ray!
Merci :)
>One footnote: Though I'm only 25, I still use quite often the phoneme >/9~/, even >though it often has the allophone /E~/ in very fast speech. In fact, I use >/9~/ >in the extent that I use it even when saying "hein?" (French grunt-like >phoneme >meaning "what?" and usually pronounced /E~/). I don't think I will ever >get rid >of /9~/: I like that sound too much :) .
Glad to learn there's still at least one youngster using the sound :) Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================