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.
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?