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Re: Korean politeness levels ( wasRe: Tonal Languages taken toextremes)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 9, 2001, 23:13
Nik Taylor wrote:
>I've usually seen it as n' when before vowels or y, but just n elsewhere >(sometimes also before n, inexplicably), fun'iki, but konpyuuta, usually >onna, but sometimes on'na, that I find odd, as there's no possibility of >confusion anywhere but before vowels or y, it's especially odd as those >writers *don't* say _kon'pyuuta_, which would be more consistent. I've >seen ñ used once or twice, but I find that rather ugly. Nihoñjiñ ... >*shudder* :-)
"ñj" seems to be Sanskritist tradition-- _of course_ the nasal before a palatal is also palatal. The final "-ñ" look like Kash (which I don't like either, but couldn't use "ng" and refused to use "N" mixing UC with lc.... The rest is all eminently sensible. I guess my ignorant question would be: is there a difference in pronunciation between "fun'iki" "{fun.iki} and (hypothetical?) "funiki" {} ?? (Well, yes, I guess-- fun'iki would be 4 morae/syllables?)


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