OT: YASPT (WAS: Re: OT: French/English etymology question: "sauf"/"save")
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 7, 2003, 17:57|
Quoting Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>:
> At 00:42 7.12.2003, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > > Mind you my 'lect_1 has 12 vowel
> > > phonemes, distinguishing /8/ from /2_w/,
> > > /a/ from /A/ and /3\/ from /2/, all 12 occurring
> > > both long and short. OTOH [A(:)] and [Q(:)]
> > > seem to be in complementary distribution.
> >Well, as you will recall, I want to analyze my 'lect as having phonemic
> >length, for a total of 18 vocalic phonemes (that includes the diphthong
> Do you mean that you have both long and short /au/?
> Not that you can't. Icelandic sure has.
No, my 'lect isn't quite that nifty! Would be cool, tho'.
But my vocalic inventory has a worrying hole where you'd expect a short /e/.
Let's just give the list:
/i i: y y: e: 2 2: E E: a a: o o: u u: 8 8: au/
Try and symmetrize that! :)