Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Diphthongs (was Re: 3 q's - X-Sampa)

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Monday, February 9, 2004, 10:02
At 22:22 7.2.2004, M. Astrand wrote:

>Are there any natural languages that make the difference, having both /aj/ >and /ai/? Or /aw/ and /au/? > > >I'm asking because I have a problem with my conlang's ortography which I >haven't been able to solve.
It should perhaps be pointed out to you that Finnish 'diphthongs' are somewhat atypical. They sound disyllabic compared to German or Italian diphthongs. /BP 8^) -- B.Philip Jonsson (delete X) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Truth, Sir, is a cow which will give [skeptics] no more milk, and so they are gone to milk the bull." -- Sam. Johnson (no rel. ;)