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Re: CXS suggestions

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Thursday, July 14, 2005, 19:29
taliesin the storyteller scripsit:

> * Isaac Penzev said on 2005-07-11 20:30:13 +0200 > > I am not aware of a natlang that distinguishes five levels of vowels. > > A south-western dialect of Norwegian has five front vowel phonemes only > distinguished by height/closeness: > > /i e E & a/
Thanx. Maybe I'm a little biased by the ex-Soviet linguistics models subconsciencely moulded on Russian, because I still perceive /a/ as a *middle*, not front vowel.
> Did you mean five levels of front-backness of *middle* vowels?
Even though I do not think I understand the question, I would reply "No". I meant what I meant. -- Yitzik