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Re: A "minimalist" phonology...

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 25, 2001, 2:56
On Tue, 24 Apr 2001 10:10:13 -0400 Oskar Gudlaugsson
<hr_oskar@...> writes:
> On Mon, 23 Apr 2001 14:07:48 -0400, Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> > wrote: > > >I've seen the vowel space diagrammed as something like: > >take the letter D. > >lay it on it's straight edge, so the curve is facing up. > >Slice it in half and discard the left half. > >stretch what's left horizontally so that it ends up around the > length > >that the whole letter used to take up. > > Interesting... but then what? How do the vowel axes map onto that? > > Is the final result something like this? > > ------\ > | \ > | | > -------| > > That's using crude ASCII characters, of course, so I can't quite > catch the > curve on the right-hand side. > > Óskar
- Something like that... lemme change my font to something uniform-width and try to draw it myself... Not remembering if the left line was vertical or angled, it was something like: i-------------u | e---------------------o | E---------------------------O | &------------------------------A I'm not trying to draw the right curve because ASCII doesn't have diagonals that are the right angle for it. -Stephen (Steg) "the entire world is a very narrow bridge, and the important thing is to have no fear at all."