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.