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Re: / / vs [ ]

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Saturday, January 5, 2002, 7:55
On 5 Jan 02, at 1:25, Sven Sommerfeld wrote:

> the phoneme /d/ may have the allophones [d] and [t] as > in German "Hund" that is /hUnd/ but [hUnt].
I disagree there... for me, "Hund" rhymes exactly with "bunt", so I'd write both of those as /hUnt/ and /bUnt/. If they sound the same, then they're one phoneme. Don't be mislead by the spelling! Or even by the fact that a final /t/ can turn into a medial /d/ when an ending is added. Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>