,  and [3\] (was: DECAL: Examples #1: Phonetic inventory examples & motivations)
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 14, 2005, 18:03|
On Friday, January 14, 2005, at 06:46 , Philip Newton wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 16:16:30 -0000, caeruleancentaur
> <caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:
>> I'm not sure of 3\. I want the vowel sound found in the
>> French "boeuf."
> AFAIK, "boeuf" rhymes with "neuf", which is the mnemonic for the CXS
> symbol: .
Correct - it is IPA o-e ligature [œ]
> (Similarly, "deux" has the vowel : [n9f], [d2:].)
Yep - CXS  is the IPA o-slash [ø].
Just to add to the fun, while French _boeuf_ is [b9f], the plural _boeufs_
is [b2] :)
The French sounds are rounded _front_ vowels,  being a high-mid vowel
and  being low-mid vowel. The CXS [3\] is a rounded _central_ low-mid
vowel, IPA 'closed reversed small epsilon' [ɞ].
"If /ni/ can change into /A/, then practically anything
can change into anything"
Yuen Ren Chao, 'Language and Symbolic Systems"