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Re: Phonetics vs. Phonemics (was: apparently bizarre 'A's)

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Saturday, February 25, 2006, 10:06
R A Brown skrev:

>>> One rather well-known language which has this allophony >>> is Tamil. /k/ is [k] word initially and in gemination, >>> [g] after /n/ (which becomes [N] in this position) and >>> [G] when ungeminated between vowels. > > > Yep - what is generally transliterated as _itu_ (this) = ['IDU]
Isn't it rather ['IDM]?
> =============================================== > > Roger Mills wrote: > > BP Jonsson wrote: > > > >>I suggest everyone reads J C Welss' "Accents of English", > >>Cambridge 1982. That reading will preempt all YAEPTs > >>for a long time to come. > >> > > > > Oh!! An outcome devoutly to be wished for......... > > Amen! >
That should of course be "J C Wells" and nothing else. John C. Wells is Professor of Phonetics in the University of London, Esperantist and spelling reformer. His homepage is here: <> See especially: <> The beginnings of a presentation of my own modest proposal is here: <>. -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se "Maybe" is a strange word. When mum or dad says it it means "yes", but when my big brothers say it it means "no"! (Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
R A Brown <ray@...>