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Re: ooh, vowels, these luvely vowels...

From:Tristan <kesuari@...>
Date:Sunday, March 9, 2003, 9:15
b walker wrote:
> oh, that's kuehl. i like irish's etabnannimousness. > (sp?)
Etabnannery. But your spelling is correct for etabnannimous+ness.
> any ideas for /i/ or /a:/ movement?
You don't need to do anything with them. They can quite happily sit where they are. But if you want to do something with them, the only thing I've known a short [i]-like sound (specifically, [I]) to do, other than become more [i]-like was to become less [i]-like and head off in the direction of [@]. (One suggestion could be /i/ > /@/, /i:/ > /i/, /e:/ > /i:/.) I can't really think of anything to do with /a:/, and seeing as you want an /a:/ in the output, why change it? (Maybe it's phonetic realisation will change from e.g. [A:] to [a:] or vice versa, I dunno.) Tristan.