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Re: USAGE: convenient symbol for Swedish long _u_

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 14, 2004, 14:47
On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 11:35:48 +0100 Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:

<<But labialization is *not* the same as rounding!
That the distinction has not been strictly
observed in the past is no excuse for not observing it now,
nor is the fact that the distinction is not phonemically
relevant in many languages.  Some Swedish dialects have a full
set of plain--rounded--labialized vowels for three heights of
fron vowels>>

My apologies. I'm not a specialist in Swedish phonology. I was merely trying to
apply what I learnt at Phonetics classes in University. But that was 12 years
ago, science makes further progress, and phonology is not my strongest point,

ObConlang: None of my conlang projects (whether on the shelf or under
development) distinguish between rounded and labialized vowels. But that would
be an interesting idea, if I could hear or see the difference from a native

-- Yitzik