Vowel question, suggestion?
|From:||Muke Tever <alrivera@...>|
|Date:||Monday, August 6, 2001, 3:56|
In another of the new Hadwan descendants I'm working on, I've discovered a
diphthong spelled <öy> (and long <öyh>).
This arises historically as <ai> becomes <oi> /OI/. When there's original
<aio> /AIU/ it would become /OIy/, which is impossible for me to pronounce,
so I called it <öy>.
An example of where this appears:
khoi /xOI/ "to recline" < haic
=>khöy /x__/ "I recline" < haió
khoji /xOji/ "he reclines" < haiic
khöyng /x__N/ "they recline" < haioñc
[i.e., verbs in -oi. The normal outcome being like:]
'wazh' /wAZ/ "to promise" < wazhc
wazhy /wAZy/ "I promise" < wazhó
wazhi /wAZi/ "he promises" < wazhic
wazhung /wAZyN/ "they promise" < wazhoñc
Long <öyh> appears so far in <Göyh> "life (nom)" only, but then I only have
about ten words or so so far.
My question is, can suggest a reasonable phonetic value for <öy> ? I
thought maybe [9I] or [VH] ... But I can't tell! ;p Any help would be
appreciated. What would be most likely in your particular ears?