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Re: Some conlang questions

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Friday, December 27, 2002, 23:09
I read that Northwest Caucasian languages have the phonemes /a/ and /@/, but
next to palatized consonants, the allophones /e/ and /i/ appear; the
allophones /o/ and /u/ go with labiovelarized consonants. ~Danny~

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Clark" <peter-clark@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2002 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: Some conlang questions

> On Friday 27 December 2002 02:54 pm, Pavel Iosad wrote: > > They do have two, and that's a fact. The vowels are /a/ and /@/, and the > > rules for the schwa's appearance are *not* automatic. Another supposed > > language with one vowel is Aranta, a language of Australia, bt I can't > > check that one. Abkhaz and Adygh *definitely* have two. > > Ok--do you have a source for this? I ask because it seems to be
quite an
> argument as to whether they are allophones or not. More info would be > appreciated and educational. > :Peter >


Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>