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Re: Operation Infinite Vocabulary

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Thursday, February 13, 2003, 16:11
From: "Andreas Johansson" <and_yo@...>

| Danny wrote:
| The alphabetical order here is one of
| >three(another is A C I L M N P S T V).
| >
| >A = [a]/[@]; [h]/[?] before vowels
| >I = [i]/[e]; [j] before vowels <---- correction: [e] should be [E]
| >V = [u]/[o]; [w] before vowels <---- correction: [o] should be [O]
| >C = [k]/[g]
| >S = [s]/[z]; [S]/[Z] before I
| >T = [t]/[d]
| >N = [n]; [N] before C and word-finally
| >P = [p]/[b]
| >M = [m]
| >L = [l]/[r]

| Neat. Wha'ts the syllable structure? Do the voiceless-voiced pairs occur as
| predictable allophones, or are they in free variation? Some for the vocalic
| pairs?

V/CV and VC/CVC. A cluster of two consonants inside a word assimilates: CATLU
"four" > CATTU. Voiced allphones occur intervocally. The vowel allophones I
haven't figured out yet, but AI and AU are [E] and [O] as a result of sandhi.