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Re: Allophone Problem

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 6, 2007, 18:32
Joseph Fatula wrote:
> Let's try again: > >- [tes] > [teza] >- [tiz] > [tiza] >- [kef] > [keva] >- [kiv] > [kiva]
Well, you might explain that the loering of /i/ is not triggered by the unvoiced fricativ *phones*, but the *phonemes*; ie. that [teza] is still underlyingly /tisa/, and so on. I'd find it less contrived, however, to just consider them different phonemes with a quirky distribution. Just my €/50. John Vertical


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>