Re: long consonants
|From:||Jean-François Colson <fa597525@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 9, 2005, 20:13|
Once again, my message has been mangled by Outlook Express because I haven't
explicitely said the encoding was Unicode (UTF-8).
On Tuesday, March 08, 2005 11:26 PM, # 1 wrote:
> I'd want to ask if much languages distinguish long and short consonants
> like if /na/ and /n:a/ would have different meanings as it would be of
> and /na:/
> that's because I begun a language that I wanted to have only a few
> consonants and vowels and to extend the possibilities the vowels and some
> the consonants have long and short phonemic realisations
> For the vowels I know it is normal and found in a lot of languages but
> what's about the consonants?
Here are a few minimal pairs in Hungarian. I copy them from the book
"Hungara lingvokurso". The Hungarian and Esperanto words are from the book,
the English words are my translation of the Esperanto words and I give no
warranty about my transcriptions. Look this list with a monospace font.
sok multa sokk ŝoko
[Sok] much [Sok:] shock
vet li ĵetas, semas vett li aĉetis
[vEt] he/she throws, sows [vEt:] he/she bought
megy li iras meggy acida ĉerizo
[mEd'] he/she goes [mEd':] sour cherry
len lino lenn sube
[lEn] flax [lEn:] below
kel li leviĝas kell li devas
[kEl] he/she gets up [kEl:] he/she must
meny bofilino menny ĉielo
[mEJ] daughter-in-law [mEJ:] sky
néz li rigardas nézz rigardu!
[ne:z] he/she looks [ne:z:] look!
ad li donas add donu!
[Od] he/she gives [Od:] give it!