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Re: Three vowel systems (was: Brr)

From:T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Thursday, August 2, 2007, 0:31
Joseph Fatula wrote:
> John Vertical wrote: >> I've gotten the impression that 3-vowel conprotolangs are popular for some >> reason. > > I'm not sure why that would be the case. The ancestral language to most > of the langs I've been working with over the past few years has a > 9-vowel system, plus length, making it 18. It tends to reduce down in > the descendants, though one of them subsequently brought it back up to 10. > > The 9-vowel system is /a i u O e o { I 1/. The later 10-vowel system is
Do I read you right in claiming a vowel system comprised of /i: i I: I 1: 1/? Is there an anadew for that?
> /6 a: E e: I i: O o: U u:/.
That, at least, is unscary. -- Tristan.


Joseph Fatula <joefatula@...>