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No Vowels?

From:Joseph Fatula <joefatula@...>
Date:Saturday, June 30, 2007, 9:07
I'm working on a new project, and I may have stumbled across something
bizarre.  This conlang doesn't seem to have any phonemic vowels at all.
There are pronounced vowels, but [vowel phones] are in complementary
distribution with [no vowel phones].  Let me give you some examples
(slightly simplified):

  phonemes > phonetic realization
  /tdzn/ > [tadzana]
  /ktds/ > [katdasa]
  /hrt/ > [harta]

The vowel phones are entirely predictable from knowing just the
consonant phonemes, which leads me to think that the vowels themselves
are not phonetic.  Am I analyzing this correctly?  It just seems too
bizarre, and yet I can't think of a good reason to claim that vowels are
phonetic in this language.

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