Re: NATLANG: Phonemic &\
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 15, 2004, 18:14|
Quoting "J. 'Mach' Wust" <j_mach_wust@...>:
> On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 18:34:56 -0400, Trebor Jung <treborjung@...> wrote:
> >Do any natlangs (or even conlangs?) have /&\/ as a phoneme? I've read it
> >described it as "rare", but haven't seen it anywhere except on the X-Sampa
> I've been told that it occurs in Austrian dialects of German, and I imagine
> that it might be their correspondance of standard German /aI/ (or however
> you want to write it).
At least one dialect in southern Sweden, specifically my father´s native variety
of småländska, has it. I´m not sure it makes sense to identify the vowel
phonemes of this ´lect with those of Standard Swedish, but if it does it would
be /2/, altho some Standard /2/´s are [y:] instead, and some instances of [&\]
correspond to other vowels in the Standard.