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Re: Quantity shift (was: Re: Native grammatical terms)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Sunday, November 23, 2003, 18:29
Quoting Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>:

> > which makes the > > phonemicity of the length distinction (whether we want to place it the > vowel > > or consonant) questionable in this position, apparent minimal pairs like > > _fars_ [fas`:] "farce" and _fars_ [fA:s`] "father's" notwithstanding.
I just realized that poor tetragramme has to bear yet another pronunciation in my ideolect; for no good reason, I take care to pronounce the Persian province- name _Fars_ with a true cluster; [far`s]. (Anyone know how the Persians pronounce it?) Andreas