Re: Status of Italian rising diphthongs
|From:||Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 9, 2002, 13:22|
This fact could be justified by two different explanations:
1. [j] and [w] are always two consonants;
2. [j] and [w] are always two vowels.
(And see above why we should consider them vowels)>>>
I know almost nothing about Italian phonology on SUCH level of competence,
but I just noticed that in Rumiya, my Arabo-Romance conlang, diphthongs with
glides /i_^/ and /u_^/ are clearly treated as combinations of vowels and
consonants /j/ and /w/, whether they are falling or rising ones. Still they
make the syllable long. In addition, /ey/ and /ow/ are often confused with
respectively /e/ and /o/.
<<<What ya think?>>>
Smart. But useless.
Mokhtaramã (=with respect),