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Re: Questions about Schwa and Stress

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Sunday, October 14, 2001, 1:10
In a message dated 10/13/01 3:55:00 PM, romilly@EGL.NET writes:

<< No vowel reduction in Italian (the standard as taught, at least) either.

How about Hawaiian (are you still learning it?)-- I'd suspect not. >>

    Actually, there is: /a/ reduces to schwa in some places, /i/ reduces to
[I] in some places, and /u/ reduces to [U]--usually in non-stressed positions
in words with a lot of syllables.  And I was quite surprised by that, because
I too expected the opposite.