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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 > >chart. > > 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. Andreas