Re: THEORY: NATLANGS: Phonology and Phonetics: Tetraphthongs, Triphthongs, Diphthongs
|From:||Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 2:25|
Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> Which may only mean that they have acquired a new rising
> diphthong /jO/...
Indeed. In my dialect, those words use /jr=/, and I'd analyze /ju/ and
/jr=/ as both being diphthongs. Particularly since my dialect of
English doesn't allow any other /Cj/ clusters. We say, e.g., /pij&no/
for "piano". It took me a long time to be able to pronounce clusters
like /sj/ in Spanish (as in the suffix -ción), rather than saying /sij/.