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THEORY: Re : Re: Re : THEORY: Semivowels

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Date:Thursday, September 9, 1999, 17:59
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 09/09/99 17:17:18  , vous avez =E9crit :

> Apparently that used to be true in French too, but then a de-nasalization > process operated to change /bO~n/ back to /bOn/. It's at that point that > we can say nasal vowels are phonemic; otherwise the nasalization could > be interpreted as just allophonic. > =20
in south-west some people still execute "bonne ann=E9e" as [b=F5n=E3ne]=20 but =F5 is very-very-very faint and you don't even notice it because they "roll" R's too like spaniards do so parisians are busy listening to rolling Rs and trying not to laugh. but this is strongly un-parisian and un-academician and they repent (they were crushed in 1793 anyway) and certainly they're not allowed to express like that on TV by any means so our sacred unity is safe. mathias