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From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Thursday, March 28, 2002, 23:59
In a message dated 3/27/02 08.38.09 PM, ray.brown@FREEUK.COM writes:

>I thought Finnish shared with Latin long & short /a/, /e/ ,/i/, /o/ and >/u/. But the diphthongs surely give Quenya vowels a very un-Latin feel >-more like Ancient Greek or (dare I say it) Finnish.
Talking of Greek... do to havin' few books that have current IPA (if at all) on Greek, I am not too clear on what exactly was/is the vowel inventories of Greek in the various phases of its development (i.e., Classical Greek, Hellenistic Greek/_koine_, Byzantine Greek, etc.). My websurfing got me conflicting and erroneous transcriptions &/or didn't have IPA. Hanuman Zhang {HANoomaan JAHng} /'hanuma~n dZahN/ ~§~ Sometimes the difference between noise and music is all in your head "I like the fact that listen is an anagram of silent." ~ Alfred Brendel _NADA BRAHMA_= < from Sanskrit > "sound is god[head]"/"god[head] is sound" anavriti shabdat => "Liberation by sound." OM ... Om Tat Sat... Tat Tvam Asi... OM


Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>?: Greek vowel systems (was Re: Tolkien & front rounded vowels