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Re: Three vowel systems (was: Brr)

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Thursday, August 2, 2007, 10:12
>Standard Swedish has 9 vowels, possibly plus length, >although the jury is chronically out on whether vowel >length is phonemic or a function of stress and syllable >structure/morphotactics. Many Swedish dialects add three >more vowels to that system: > >: i y (u\) u >: >: e 2 8 o >: >: E (3\) >: >: (a) Q/A > >Items in parentheses are the extra 'dialectal' vowels. > > >/BP 8^)
I knew of /3\/, but what's the deal with /u\ a/? AFAIK those phones usually appear as the long variant of /8/ and short variant of /A/ - is there a split of some sort going on? John Vertical


Benct Philip Jonsson <conlang@...>