Re: Paucity of Phonemes (was Re: Thagojian phonology...
|From:||Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 28, 2000, 11:29|
And Rosta wrote:
>Pace Tom Weir, It has been plausibly that English /r/ is the consonantal
>version of /@/, at least for nonrhotic accents. This explains why in
>nonrhotic accents, before a vowel /j/ and /w/ are inserted after high vowels
>and /e/ and /o/ in accents with those, and /r/ is inserted after the
>rest (linking/intrusive R). In Livagian too /r/ and /@/ can be argued to
>be the same phoneme, since the allophonic range of /r/ is a subset of
>the allophonic range of /@/.
All the vowels of Proto-Boreanesian can be argued to be
vocalic versions of the 4 POAs. Roughly:
dorsal */@/ *(/a/)