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Re: Telona phonetics

From:daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 16:41
Jonathan Knibb wrote:

> How's that for a start? Phonology later in the week if > you wish!
I must say I love the labialized velar approximant. It's almost exactly the voiced equivalent of the Swedish "sje-sound", which in my idiolect is a voiceless velar approximant, somewhat labialized. So there is no problem for me to pronounce that. Especially since I'm pretty good at forming the lips for the Swedish /y/. I do that on a regular basis. :) The short {a} being [A] and the long being [a] might be a chore. It's the opposite of what I'm used to. Cool tho! Do you know any Swedish? (I'm also thinking of how you were dissing it in favor of Finnish in the previous Gilette-mail. :) There are other things which seem Swedish-inspired too. The short /Y/ being [@\] (well, that's what {u} is in Sw.), the /u/ tending towards [}], etc. The phonotactics on the other hand... I like the phonetics of Telona and I'm looking forward to the next posting. Post away! ||| daniel -- |